Charlton Athletic will be desparate to bounce back to winning ways this weekend when they face Luton Town at The Valley.
Following a brilliant 1-0 win against promotion chasing Nottingham Forest, Lee Bowyer’s men were comfortably beaten 2-0 by Blackburn back at their own ground.
Now starts a run of six games against sides in the bottom half in what could decide where the club are playing in the 2020/21 season.
With the importance of the Hatters clash in mind, we take a look at TWO tweaks Bowyer may be mulling over ahead of this one…
Whilst Tomer Hemed put in a good battling display up front against Forest, he was completely off the pace against Rovers.
Therefore Bowyer must be considering a switch in attack and that will most likely involve Macauley Bonne coming back into the starting XI in place of the Israeli.
The partnership of Bonne and Taylor is one that has not had much of a chance to flourish, due to both suffering from injury problems in the current campaign, but it is one that has a lot of potential.
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Change of shape
The use of a 3-5-2 has worked well for Charlton this season but against a stubborn Blackburn side it did them very few favours.
Changing the shape is therefore something that Bowyer will surely be considering a head of this one. Whether that is a switch to a flat 4-4-2, allowing Aiden McGeady and Andre Green to run the wings, or the use of a diamond made of Pratley, Cullen, Oztumer and Davis or Smith.
A refresh can often work wonders. It takes a brave manager to do it but Bowyer will probably be contemplating it.