Charlton Athletic will rise above the recent difficulties on and off the pitch according to Lee Bowyer.

Already deeply entrenched in a relegation battle with a trip to fellow strugglers Hull City on Saturday, the club’s future was plunged into chaos this week with the clubs hierarchy at loggerheads.

With club owner Tahnoon Nimer and Chairman Matt Southall both threatening legal action over miss-use of club finances, Bowyer admitted it’s been difficult to focus his side but has faith in his squad in avoiding the drop.

“I believe in this club and I love the club,” he said.

“I have a good honest bunch of lads with good staff around me and good fans who support the players.

“We’ve worked so hard to get where we are now and I won’t walk away from it.

“If there’s any club that can come out of it, it’s this club.

“This club had been backed into a corner many times and its come out fighting.”

Bowyer confirmed that Southall had visited the players this week amid growing concerns amid staff that Nimer was threatening to withdraw his funding of the club.

“The Chairman stood there on Tuesday and explained the situation, one of the main topic was when will we stop getting paid and he said December is likely when the money will run out, that didn’t go down well as you can imagine.

“We were off yesterday so we’ve not really had time to speak to the players and pick them up, the timing is wrong for us, as a club, to have all this negativity at this stage of the season.

“This is the time we need to all pull together, stand there and fight to stay in the Championship for next season, whatever happens outside of that will take care of itself.”