Lee Bowyer has denied that the four points Charlton took off Doncaster Rovers this season has given them a “psychological advantage” heading into their playoff clash.

The Addicks beat Rovers at home, and drew away, in League One but were also knocked out of the FA Cup by their playoff rivals in December earlier this season.

Charlton, who have lost just one of their last five meetings with Doncaster (W2 D2 L1), travel to the Keepmoat Stadium on May 12 for the first leg of the semi-finals.

And because they secured third place in the League One table on the final day of the regular season they will host the second leg at home on May 17.

But Bowyer doesn’t feel previous results against Doncaster give them an advantage heading into the playoffs.

“I don't think there's none, I honestly don't,” he said. “I don't think there's no advantage. Whether you're at home first or home second, I don't.

“Again, I'll use Barcelona as an example. Tottenham went there, and then they've got their second leg at home, and they got thumped 3-0. That's it, the game's over, in my eyes.

“For me it doesn't make no difference whether you're home or away, you've still got two tough games. They're still going to be two tough games [against Doncaster].

“Whoever does best over the two games is going to come out on top and that's what I think about that situation.

“It makes no difference.”

Having said that, Bowyer is pleased with his side’s home form which has seen them pick up six wins in a row at The Valley.

The thrashing of Rochdale by four goals on the final day of the League One regular season means they have scored 16 goals, and conceded just three, during that run.

But while the Addicks boss thinks there’s a fortress-like feel at Floyd Road given the strong home form he believes anything can still happen.

“It's two 90-minute games, anything can happen,” he added. “You can have a sending off in the first minute of a game and then it all changes.

“I don't think any of that [psychological advantage] comes into it, it's just two 90 minutes, two good teams that will putting their bodies on the line.

“The team that takes their chances will win the game.”