George Lapslie has complete faith in Lee Bowyer’s methods ahead of the League One promotion play-offs.

Speaking to, the Addick’s Young Player of The Year fully believes it’s all about the collective at Charlton, an ethos that emanates from Bowyer.

“To get promotion we’re all going to have to be reading off Bowyer's script,” said the midfielder.

“If he pulls me aside and says 'George you’re not starting or I’m dropping you', then he’s doing that because he believes we’ll win the game and I believe it as well.”

Wembley Calling?

Despite putting the team first and accepting the manager’s final team selection, the 21-year-old admits he’s hoping to play his part in the two-legged play-off with Doncaster.

"Competition is very tough now even just to get in the squad, so I still don’t think my place in the squad is safe,” he continued.

“I’ve still got to train hard to, hopefully, be involved on the Sunday. We’ll keep looking forward to the play-offs.

"We won’t look to Wembley just yet, it’s just all about beating Doncaster on Sunday and then in the home tie with The Valley backing us.”


What Charlton youngster needs to do to reach the top according to Bowyer

Young Player Of The Year

Lapslie has experienced a breakthrough season at The Valley this year amassing 32 appearances as he took his chance given to him by Bowyer.

His performances earned him the club’s YPOTY award this season, an award that came as a surprise to the Academy product, as Albie Morgan and Anfernee Dijksteel provided stiff competition.

“They’re both top players and personally I’d admit they’re both better than me on the ball!

“So, I think for me to win the award, I’m grateful that maybe the fans have seen how much it means to me, my work rate and stuff like that

“That’s what I pride myself on and I’m proud to have won the award.

“So again, thank you.”