Charlton boss Lee Bowyer to re-evaluate aims for Championship season once Addicks reach points target needed for safety


Lee Bowyer admits that he may start to re-evaluate his ambitions for the season, with Charlton sitting just a point outside the play-offs after over a quarter of the campaign.

The Addicks are on 22 points after fourteen games, one behind sixth-placed Bristol City, who they narrowly lost to in midweek.

They’ve taken points off play-off hopefuls Fulham and Leeds in recent weeks, and earned a creditable 2-2 draw at table-toppers West Bromwich Albion this afternoon.

“We’ve got a good chance of staying in the league and maybe doing something a bit different,” said Bowyer, who has always stated that staying in the Championship was his number one aim following promotion last year.

Josh Cullen celebrates his late equaliser for Charlton at West Brom. Kyle Andrews

“We have to get to the points that we need to in order to keep us in the division. Once we get to that, we’ll re-evaluate where we are. I’m happy with the points that we’ve got at the moment and once we start getting players back then I think we’ve got a good chance of going on a bit of a run.

“The games we’ve just played have been crazy but we’ve been in every game. Now, after the Preston game, we should have a run of gams that I’ll be looking to get more points in.

“We went toe-to-toe with Fulham and got what we deserved there. These last few games have been relentless. We’ve been up against all the top sides now. The ones that have been tipped to be in the top six. And we haven’t done ourselves any harm.

“We should be higher in the league, in my opinion. We’re a good side and now they have to start believing because we’ve got a good chance.”


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