Lee Bowyer has stated that his Charlton side need to sign some new players as quick as possible.
The Addicks currently have a lot of youngsters playing for the side due to the increasing amount of injury problems that the squad has had to deal with throughout the season.
On Saturday, Bowyer’s squad suffered yet another winless Saturday as they went down 2-1 at Preston. The result meant that Charlton have now won just once in their last 16 fixtures.
They are at risk to the relegation places and have just a five point cushion on Barnsley who sit in 22nd place.
Bowyer has expressed that the youngsters need help, and that everyone at the club knows that they now need to bring in some new players.
Speaking to the Evening Express, Bowyer said: “We need help, we have too many kids out there. No disrespect to them, they are trying their hardest but they are not ready for this.
“They are all trying but I don’t think it’s fair on the kids to be playing. But we have no choice.
“We need to bring bodies in, that’s obvious. I know it, Steve Gallen (director of football) knows it and the chairman knows it.”
Can you get 100% in this Charlton quiz? Have a go now!
Charlton had such a good start to the season, and when all of their squad was fully fit they seemed to look like a side that could trouble most of the teams in the Championship.
However, since all of the injuries have halted the club, there has been a slide in performances and now results which has led them ever closer to the relegation zone.
Bowyer has to have some more players come into the club over the next couple of weeks otherwise there is potentially serious trouble as they begin to look further downwards rather than up.