A defiant Lee Bowyer has refused to rule out Charlton making the League One play-offs this season regardless of an alarming droop in kind.
The Addicks sit 5 factors outdoors the highest six, however every of the three sides straight above them have no less than two video games in hand on Bowyer’s males.
A 2-1 defeat to the division’s backside facet Burton Albion on Tuesday evening has left the Addicks languishing in ninth, with some followers calling for Bowyer to be relieved of his duties.
However in an interview with talkSPORT, Bowyer has pleaded with followers to remain affected person and believes they’ll flip the nook sooner moderately than later.
“Outcomes aren’t going the way in which we would like them to go. Efficiency clever we’re probably not doing an excessive amount of incorrect, however we’re giving sloppy targets away, and we’re not punishing groups within the reverse field,” Bowyer defined.
“Video games are gained and misplaced each containers, so we’re simply not fairly there in the meanwhile.
“However we’re working exhausting – issues ain’t all the time rosy and also you don’t win each recreation.
“We’ve obtained to be affected person as we’re rebuilding right here. Loads of issues have occurred since I’ve been on the membership. We nearly survived as a result of Thomas [Sandgaard] got here in.
“He is aware of it’s going to take time and we wish to get out of this division as fast as we are able to, however generally it doesn’t occur like that. It’s a piece in progress.”
Bowyer says the excessive turnover of gamers coming out and in of the membership has made issues much more troublesome on the sphere and stresses the rebuild will take a while.
He continued: “We all know what’s occurring behind the scenes. All people simply sees your consequence on a Saturday or a Tuesday after which leap on these issues.
“They clearly don’t realise the state of the membership earlier than Thomas got here in. Since then he’s are available he’s tried to assist and rebuild.
“We’ve moved on 12-14 gamers each summer time, after which it’s a must to usher in 12,14,16 in and count on them to gel. It’s robust and it doesn’t all the time work like that.
“Take a look at our staff – it’s a very new again 4, it’s a brand new goalkeeper, it’s a brand new midfield aside from one or two, an entire new frontline and two new wingers.”
Quizzed on whether or not the play-offs is a practical intention for this season, Bowyer added: “We’ve obtained to attempt to push for the play-offs. That’s all the time going to be the intention – we’re no totally different to anyone else.
“It makes it simpler while you’re solely changing two or three gamers each summer time and have a gradual squad so you will get them to suit into the way in which you wish to play. Even in January we had 5 [players] coming into the membership.
“We’ve been unfortunate with outcomes; in comparison with performances. It’s a outcomes enterprise – I get that. However we’re making an attempt our greatest and dealing exhausting. Issues will flip, I do know they’ll.”