Charlton are a club ‘used to winning’ under Lee Bowyer according to Swansea boss Steve Cooper ahead of their Wednesday tie.

The Swansea manager believes the Addicks have maintained the winning mentality that Bowyer instilled in his side during their promotion winning campaign last season.

Despite operating with the lowest budget in the league, Bowyer and his team surprised many on their return to the second tier, going unbeaten in their six opening games before back-to-back defeats to Birmingham and Wigan.

Returning to wining ways with an impressive 1-0 victory over promotion favourites Leeds United on Saturday, Cooper was quick to praise the Charlton boss and the impact he’s had at the club.

“They’re a club used to winning,” Cooper told Swansea TV.

“It’s a good habit they’ve got and they’ll be in high spirits.

“Coming off the back of winning promotion, when they’re used to winning games, it can be a real asset, and they have that at the moment.

“You have to be impressed by him. (Bowyer).

“I don’t know him personally, but we’ve got a lot of respect for him and what he’s done.

“He’s at a club that means a lot to him, in his first job, to get promotion and carry on doing good things, he’s got everybody behind him.”

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Swansea themselves enjoyed a successful start to the season also.

Despite only picking up two points from nine in their last three outings, wins over QPR, Preston and Leeds have taken the un-fancied Swans to second in the league, a point behind leaders West Brom.

Charlton burst into the top six with victory over Leeds at the weekend, a victory and performance that left the Swansea boss impressed.

“They’re a competitive team that play good football, always looking to get on the front foot," Cooper added.

“They’re committed to giving their all in games.

“Even the games they’ve lost, they’ve been in every game, ones that could’ve gone either way.

“We have to be ready to play our way, match their strengths, the intensity they play and the endeavour they show.

“It’s the makings of a good atmosphere, their stadium gets behind their team, we’ll have a few travelling like we always do, I’m really looking forward to it.”