Charlton’s injury crises this season may serve as a positive according to Lee Bowyer.

Krystian Bielik aside the treatment room is now empty, and Bowyer now has a full roster to choose from, a problem the Addicks boss has not had this season.

With injuries to a host of first team stars over the campaign, the current position of the club is a testament to the personnel who arrived in the summer and January, but also to the Academy said the manager.

“It’s been nice to have the option to make the choices!” said Bowyer.

“We’ve had so many injuries at certain times of season we couldn’t rotate.

“Now with everyone fit, to be able to pick and choose who suits what game, it’s a luxury we haven’t had.

“It shows the recruitment was excellent in the summer, everyone wants everyone through the door on day one, but sometimes you need to be patient, and I think we did that.

“To be able to change four people in Tuesday’s win at Wycombe and bring in four players to perform as well as they did shows that.”

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With Charlton sitting fifth and poised to capitalise on any slip-up by those above them in the race for promotion, Bowyer wouldn’t be drawn into thinking where his side may have finished had injuries hadn’t struck.

“That’s all ‘ifs and buts,’ and I’m not going to complain because that’s a negative, and you can’t put a negative on what we are doing here in the league on the budget we have compared to other sides.

“People don’t remember that we haven’t spent a penny and everyone above us, and 90% below have bought a player from somewhere.

“It shows there’s a lot of positives.

“We are working like that, bringing kids through that weren’t even in and around the first team last season.

“Albie (Morgan)’s starting, (George) Lapslie has been excellent, no one would’ve thought that last year.

“We, the Club, are in a great position.

“Everyone in the club is happy, me being one of them.

“Ask ten fans outside, and ten would say it’s a great place to be!”