Lee Bowyer has rubbished reports linking him with the Huddersfield job.

The Charlton manager was made favourite with the bookies to replace the sacked Jan Seiwart after guiding the Addicks to third in the Championship.

Bowyer, who penned a one-year deal to stay at The Valley in the summer, moved to quash suggestions about his departure.

“We’ve got a meeting this morning with the players and I’ll tellm to ignore it, it’s a load of rubbish,” he said.

“I heard about it because as soon as something happens everyone starts panicking.

“But again just because odds are slashed people say I’m leaving.

“I understand where people are coming from and saying these things, but for me it’s no different to the end of last season, there was interest then.

“It’s just people recognising what a good thing we are doing here so it’s nice to get noticed.”

Asked if the rumours could shift players’ focus away from their trip to Reading on Saturday where they look to maintain an unbeaten start to the season, Bowyer contuned:

“It doesn’t interfere or affect them.

“They’ll go out there and train today (Thursday), prepare for Saturday.

“It doesn’t affect them believe it or not.”