Patrick Bauer has reiterated his sole focus is getting Charlton promoted to the Championship.

With his contract up in two months there are a host of suitors who’d jump at the chance to sign the ‘BFG,’ but the German insists he has not thought beyond the summer.

It was rumoured Blackburn Rovers were keen on the man who joined the Addicks four years ago from Maritimo but Bauer insists nothing is set in stone yet and an extended stay under Lee Bowyer could be possible.

“I want to play at the highest possible level, just like every player,” the 26-year-old told CAFC.

“And I know the club wants to be playing as high as possible, at least in the Championship which is where we are all trying to get to.

“My focus now is just on getting Charlton promoted.

“When we are promoted, we’ll sit at a table and then we will speak about my future.”

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Bauer on Sarr

Bauer has appeared 33 times for the Addicks this term in a season which has seen his stock rise considerably.

In the intermittent absence of captain Jason Pearce, Bauer has been a rock at the back for Bowyer’s promotion chasing outfit, striking up a partnership with Naby Sarr, a player Bauer was full of praise for.

“I’m delighted for him,” Bauer said of Sarr who signed at the same time.

“I think he had a tough first couple of years at Charlton but I think he feels very comfortable now: he’s happy, he plays every week and he’s doing well.”

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'BFG - I like it a lot'

It’s not only Sarr where Bauer has seen a change, but the Club in general, on and off the pitch.

“A lot has changed since I first came.

“I get a feeling the supporters are enjoying it a lot more.

“You can see there’s a togetherness, and as players, we feel a togetherness with the fans.

“In my first year, it wasn’t always like that, so that’s the one thing that has definitely improved.

“The fans have been really loyal to us.

“It really helps us, especially in difficult times.”

As for the affectionate nickname the Stuttgart Academy product has.

“I do like it a lot when they call me the BFG and I even call myself that sometimes now.”