Lee Bowyer: Nobody will want to face Charlton in the play-offs – I certainly wouldn’t

Lee Bowyer says none of Charlton’s promotion rivals will want to face the Addicks in the play-offs.

Easter Monday’s 4-0 win over Scunthorpe United stretched their unbeaten home run to sixteen league games, as they also registered their fifth consecutive league win at The Valley.

“We’ve just scored seven here in the last two games,” said Bowyer.

“I don’t think anyone would want to play us. I wouldn’t want to play us. We just need some luck, we need to keep our players fit. When we’ve got a full squad, we’re exceptional. We’ve just got to keep going and being professional.

“Yes, we’re in the play-offs but that is nothing. We need to learn from last year because that hurt. I don’t want to feel that again. We’ll be at it from here on in. I said to them win six games and we’ll get promotion. That’s what we’ve got to look to do.”

Anfernee Dijksteel celebrates Charlton’s opening goal against Scunthorpe. Paul Edwards

Anfernee Dijksteel opened the scoring with his first ever goal in senior football midway through the first-half, before Joe Aribo, Igor Vetokele and Lyle Taylor all got in on the act in a rampant nine-minute spell either side of the hour mark as the South Londoners swept their relegation-threatened visitors aside.

“I’m absolutely delighted,” added the Addicks boss.

“There were so many positives out there today. I’m over the moon with their character. Friday hurt us a lot but they came and blew everyone away today with that performance. We were outstanding from start to finish. Dominated the game. They hit us on the break a couple of times but they will in ninety minutes.

“We were outstanding. We moved the ball well, we kept it. We didn’t force it. We took chances when they came. For me, it was the perfect performance.

“Anfernee has been good. He needs to improve in that final third, that’s what I keep telling him. Every ball he put into the final third today was a great cross. He made the run, great ball from Lyle, a good touch and a great finish. That got us going. Before we scored we were definitely on top and dominating the game but he’s the last person you’d think to be up there and scoring.”

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