Charlton Athletic secured a huge win at Ipswich Town yesterday to move up to third in the League One table.
After a turbulent summer that followed relegation from the Championship, the Addicks are finally in a great place as a club, both on and off the field.
The new owner has brought much-needed stability, with Bowyer continuing to get results, meaning fans are optimistic about what the future can hold.
In the short-term, it’s all about promotion this season and the January window could be crucial to their chances.
Bowyer will know that and here we look at THREE mistakes the Londoners can’t afford to make in the New Year…
Not backing Lee Bowyer
Quite simply, they need to back the boss. He has shown over the years that he is the ideal manager for Charlton and he has built a very strong squad. Plus, he’s won promotion from this league before.
So, he knows exactly what’s required and he knows all about his squad. Therefore, it’s a simple task for the board; back him as much as you can, as it will help the promotion push.
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Leaving it late
With games coming thick and fast in January, you can really benefit by acting quickly.
A failure to land the players Bowyer wants at an early stage could cost the team on the pitch. If they can, they need to act swiftly as it could make a big difference in this competitive division.
Losing any influential first-team players
Whilst Charlton are no longer in a position where they may need to sell, the reality is that it’s always hard for League One clubs to keep hold of individuals if bigger clubs come in.
There’s no doubt that some at The Valley will be attracting interest from elsewhere, but Bowyer needs to keep his key men until the summer.