Lee Bowyer admitted he can’t be too critical of his Charlton players despite their current run of results.

Charlton have has many as 12 players in the treatment room at present and it’s no surprise to Bowyer that results have suffered because of it.

Winless in six after Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat at Luton, and picking up just two points from a possible 18, Bowyer admitted his side are in a tricky spell but is certain they’ll get out of it.

“We are in a bit of a rocky patch but if you take 12 players out of anyone’s squad, I think they’d struggle as well,” he said.

“Under all the circumstances, our budget, the amount of players we have out, I can’t say I’m happy because we aren’t winning, but I think the way we are performing is acceptable.

“We are in every game, no one has thumped us by four or five.

“Even though the scorelines aren’t right, our performances are still good.

“Against Luton, they were no better than us and we’ve got a depleted squad.

“If we went there with half of the injured players back I’d like to think the result would be different.

“We are in every game and we aren’t doing ourselves no harm as we’re still competing and still a threat.

“Decisions cost us the game, not our performance, attitude or will to win, we want to win every game.”

Charlton’s last win came at The Valley in mid-October when they saw off Derby County 3-0 to go seventh in the league.

Six games later they now find themselves in 17th, and unable to call upon five of those players that started their last victory, it’s left Bowyer asking the question, ‘what if?’

“We’re seven points off the play-off spots now, imagine if we had everyone fit?

“I think it would be a different picture to what’s happening for sure.”

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