Charlton Athletic boss has used the most players in the Championship this season – and made most changes to starting 11

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Charlton have used the most players in the Championship this season – with Lee Bowyer admitting the club’s injury crisis has forced him to keep trying to find solutions.

The Addicks chief has also made the most changes to his starting 11 in the division.

Charlton have Lewis Page, Sam Field, Jake Forster-Caskey, Tomer Hemed, Ben Amos, George Lapslie, Josh Cullen, Beram Kayal, Chuks Aneke and Erhun Oztumer ruled out.

Jonny Williams (knee) could be on the bench for tonight’s home game against Hull City.

Bowyer said: “I’m just trying everything to try and make something happen, especially of late.

“We’re very limited in what we have to deal with. I keep seeing the same names on the board.

“I’ve tried three at the back and four at the back, different types of wing-backs and full-backs. Whenever we play four at the back we look more vulnerable and when we play three we don’t look as big a threat going forward.

“What do you want? Do you want to look vulnerable but try to get a goal, which is what we did against Derby? If you don’t get those opportunities then all of a sudden it looks negative, which isn’t good.

“You’ve got to work with the hand you’ve been dealt. A lot of our attacking, flair players and midfielders in the middle of the park are missing. I’ve played Deji Oshilaja in the middle of the park – and he’s a centre-half. He’d never played midfield before we put him in there and it’s tough on him.”

PICTURE BY KYLE ANDREWS


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