Lee Bowyer on Doncaster, injuries and the mood in the camp

Charlton boss Lee Bowyer spoke to the local press on Friday morning ahead of the Addicks' away trip to Doncaster Rovers in their first play-off test. 

The full press conference will be available on Valley Pass this afternoon. Valley Pass costs just £6.50 per month.

Read through some of the talking points from the press conference below… 

On Doncaster and previous results against them… 

“I’m expecting them to do what they did in the other two games (against us) and try to win. Nothing more nothing less.

"They know the importance, they’re playing at home first, so they’ll want to try and get an advantage going into the second leg and we’ll be trying to do the same. They’re going to be at it, they’re going to be putting their bodies on the line.

"They’re professionals and they’ve got a good manager. Nothing changes, it’s a game of football at the end of the day.”

On injuries…

“We’re good. Jonny Williams trained and got through a fitness test yesterday so he’s back and he’ll be involved around the squad and that’s a plus. 

"Igor (Vetokele) is struggling still, it’s his thigh so it’s one of them where you have to be careful with it, so he’s going to be out. We’re trying to get him right but it’s out of our hands. It’s just a healing process now, we’re hopeful but we can’t say yes or no at the moment.

"(Jake Forster-Caskey) is fully fit. So, we’ve got a good squad. A full squad apart from Igor so it’s just competition for places." 

On the mood in the camp… 

“It’s very good, it has to be. We’re on a good run and everybody wants to play so the competition out on training ground is high. The lads are in a good place. 

"Nothing’s changed for us because we’re preparing for a game of football. Obviously, there’s huge importance but there’s still the same outcome of us wanting to go into every game and win. 

"Nothing’s changed; the effort, the intensity… everything’s been the same. We just have to make sure that we’re right and our professionalism is the most important thing. We just have to keep on top of that and I’m sure that we will.”

The full press conference is available on Valley Pass. Valley Pass costs just £6.50 per month.

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