It’s common for some teams to approach certain games looking to steal a point, but not Charlton under Lee Bowyer.

The Addick’s boss only knows one way, to go for a win.

In a Championship that boasts sides with riches others can only look at with envy, Bowyer insists he won’t be intimidated by a club’s league standing.

With Fulham, Leeds and Swansea stealing many of the headlines, Charlton may have been forgiven for targeting their trip to Wigan as a chance to get another win on the road.

The former Leeds, Newcastle, West Ham and Birmingham man however was adamant he’d be looking for three points regardless of the opposition.

“I try and win every game, that’s how I am!” he said.

“I’m going to put a team out there to win - every game.

“Some games that won’t happen, against Birmingham I put a team out to win, and on another day we could’ve won, we didn’t, and that’s the league, you won’t win all the time.

“Against Nottingham Forest we should’ve won but drew, Brentford we probably should’ve drawn and we won.

“So what we do is try and win it.

“If we do lose, it won’t be from lack of trying or effort, I know that from the group we have.

“If we keep going with that mentality, we’ll pick up more points than we lose.”

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Bowyer’s winning mentality has served his side well so far this season as they’ve surpassed expectations to sit third in the league.

The Addicks boss insists his side’s positive start is not down to opposition taking them lightly, but more to do with the quality they possess.

“I think every manager will respect every team and manager, they should do and I think that’s the case.

“Teams would’ve seen us in the play-off final on the TV and seen how well we played.

“No one will underestimate anyone, but we’ll surprise teams because live is different to television.

“Once we are playing against them I think we’ll surprise them with how good we are.”

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