Christmas has come early for Charlton followers with the tip of Roland Duchatelet’s controversial five-year reign on the Valley.
The Belgian businessman bought the membership to Abu Dhabi-based consortium East Road Investments on Friday.
Tahnoon Nimer and Jonathan Heller, chairman and CEO of Abu Dhabi Enterprise Improvement respectively, be a part of the Championship membership as administrators, with Matt Southall changing into membership chairman.
Regardless of having the bottom price range within the Championship underneath Duchatelet, Charlton, who had been one of many bookmakers’ favourites to go down in the beginning of the season, have made a strong begin to life in England’s second tier.
Lee Bowyer’s aspect are 17th after 18 video games and 7 factors away from the relegation zone.
However the Addicks are winless in six matches, with their most up-to-date setback coming in a 2-1 defeat to relegation-threatened Luton on Tuesday.
Charlton’s poor run of type has been largely all the way down to a seemingly ever-growing harm record.
Bowyer at present has 12 first-team gamers unavailable by means of harm, together with influential duo Lyle Taylor and Jonny Williams, who’re each out with knee accidents.
Charlton's enormous harm record
- Lyle Taylor (knee)
- Jonny Williams (knee)
- Ben Amos (finger)
- Chuks Aneke (groin)
- Sam Subject (knee)
- Jake Forster-Caskey (hamstring)
- Tomer Hemed (thigh)
- George Lapslie (hamstring)
- Lewis Web page (hamstring)
- Josh Cullen (ankle)
- Beram Kayal (groin)
- Erhun Oztumer (foot)
Taylor scored 5 targets in his first six video games earlier than being sidelined in September, whereas Williams registered 5 assists.
Ben Amos (finger), Chuks Aneke (groin), Sam Subject (knee), Jake Forster-Caskey (hamstring), Tomer Hemed (thigh), George Lapslie (hamstring), Lewis Web page (hamstring), Josh Cullen (ankle), Beram Kayal (groin) and Erhun Oztumer (foot) had been additionally unavailable to Bowyer for the defeat at Luton.
It will be tough to discover a greater harm record within the Soccer League, which has seen Bowyer identify simply six substitutes on the bench for his or her previous two video games towards Cardiff and Luton.
It compelled the previous Leeds star handy a begin to Albie Morgan – a 19-year-old midfielder who was recalled from a mortgage spell with non-league membership Ebbsfleet United earlier this month – at Luton.
Academy graduate Alfie Doughty has additionally made two substitute appearances up to now week, which highlights Bowyer’s lack of senior choices.
On Thursday, Bowyer revealed Oztumer is the one injured participant who has an opportunity of returning for the go to of Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, which is LIVE on talkSPORT 2.
He stated: “All of the gamers which can be match are defenders, so on the minute I’m attempting to juggle and adapt to who we’re taking part in and put out a workforce and nonetheless create possibilities.
“We’re doing that and we’re nonetheless scoring targets and yeah, we’re conceding however that’s our energy in the meanwhile – our backline. We’ve obtained eight defenders and 7 of them are match.
“It’s in the midst of the park and up prime that we’re brief, however we’re nonetheless managing to attain targets.
“We simply can’t maintain on to leads in the meanwhile. That’s the one factor that frustrates me for certain.
“Oztumer is 50/50. It’s whether or not his foot recovers in time. If anybody comes again will probably be him and solely him.”
To make Bowyer’s job even tougher, Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher is serving a one-match ban after selecting up his fifth yellow card of the marketing campaign.
The 19-year-old midfielder is Charlton’s prime scorer with six targets this season.
Sheffield Wednesday can be favourites to beat Charlton, however the Valley might be packed out with many boycotting followers coming again ‘house’ following Duchatelet’s departure.
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