Charlton travel to Fulham on Saturday at with a day’s less preparation than their hosts but Lee Bowyer is adamant they will go there full of fight.

The Addicks suffered a 2-1 defeat to Swansea at The Valley on Wednesday night, 24 hours after their London rivals beat Reading at the Madjeski.

Bowyer questioned the scheduling of the midday fixture and admitted it was a reason for him to rest key players ahead of the weekend.

“Had to freshen it up best I can, we’ve got to play Fulham Saturday,” he said of the four changes from the side that beat Leeds last Saturday.

“I watched them play last night (Wednesday), an extra 24-hour recovery and we’ve got to play them at 12 0’clock on Saturday, it’s crazy.

“I know 100% if I played Naby Sarr tonight, Naby Sarr would’ve never ever be able to play on Saturday.

“He'd never, never recover in time.

“There’s Jonny Williams, he played last Saturday, if he started tonight he’d never be able to start this Saturday.”

Despite the changes made, the Addicks boss praised those who stepped in.

“I believe in those who came in.

“(Jason) Pearce came in for Nabby, Pearce is my captain and he didn’t weaken us at all.

“Ozzy (Erhun Oztumer) did well for large parts.

“Adam Matthews did really well in his first game, outstanding.

“Sam Field came in and did nothing wrong.

“I’ve no problems with the lads that came in, they did well for the team.

“I just had to freshen it up.”

Looking ahead to the fixture, Bowyer admits it's one that should excite his men.

"As a player that’s what you want to do, play against the best teams and Fulham are a very good team.

"They were excellent at Reading and have the best squad in the division. 

"Scott (Parker) is aim is to get promotion, ours is to stay in the league.

"We are on two different scales, but we know we’ll go there, give 100%, we'll create chances and cause problems."