Charlton’s unbeaten start hasn’t clouded Lee Bowyer’s aims for the season.

Going into the international break second in the Championship on the back of a 2-0 win at Reading, the relegation favourites have surprised many already this campaign.

Such is the plight of the club under Bowyer, many fans have started promotion talk.

Bowyer himself however remains grounded when discussing his season’s aims.

“Let’s not forget our aim is to stay in the league,” he said.

“Six games in, it’s nothing, there’s 40 to go.

“It’s nice to be up there and get the points in the bag early, but our goal is to stay in the division.

“With the budget we have, people laugh at us with what we’ve got and what we’re doing.”

Calming promotion talk, the manager who was last week linked to the vacant Huddersfield job praised the quality of the division which highlights further the achievement of his side.

“They’re all good teams in this division, they’ve got players who can hurt you, but we’ve also got that.

“But we’ve got something unique, togetherness.

“In the dressing room, nothing phases them, they’ve got a chance of winning every game.

“I push them every day to be as good as what we can push them to.”

After the international break Charlton welcome Birmingham to The Valley.