After last weekend’s 2-1 loss to Millwall in the South London derby, Charlton have now gone four Championship games without a win.
The slump has dropped the Addicks down to 11th in the table, and with their next fixture against Cardiff in ten days time at The Valley, Bowyer and his players have an extended period to prepare for the opposition and work on the training field to eliminate any ailments to their playing style.
It could see players dropped from the starting XI, as there are hungry players on the bench waiting to take their opportunity and impress the Charlton manager.
FLW takes a look at two players who Lee Bowyer could consider replacing for the clash against Cardiff on 23 Noevember…
Charlton fans will understandably be frustrated at Sarr’s mistake that gifted Millwall three points on Saturday in stoppage time, as the Senegal international gave Matt Smith a free header after being out-jumped by the striker during a corner.
It was the lack of effort from the 26-year-old in what was an important game that has got fans thinking twice about his starting place, as it is not the first time that Sarr has made an individual error.
Deji Oshilaja can fill in at centre-back as it is his natural position, and despite being shorter than Sarr at 5’9′, he is a calming presence at the back.
It will also depend on what formation Bowyer opts for against Cardiff, as with a four-defender formation, Sarr is likely to sit out.
Although the Welshman has only started to get back in the team after injury, he was below-par against Millwall, and it could mean the experienced presence of Chris Solly could come back into the side at right-back against Cardiff City.
Both times he has played the 90 minutes for Charlton this season, The Addicks have been on the losing side. A moment that summed up his performance against Millwall was when the 27-year-old gave away a foul throw by dropping the ball while trying to take it.
During this difficult period, Charlton need leadership in abundance, and Solly can provide that.