Bowyer on takeover: "I'm happy, I know our fans will be happy"

Lee Bowyer spoke of his delight following today’s news that East Street Investments have taken over Charlton Athletic.

Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of Thursday evening’s game against Swansea City the Charlton manager was asked what the news meant for the club.

He said: “It means that the club are moving forward. It [the takeover] has been a long time coming, since I’ve been in charge it’s been close to being sold, so now the club has moved forward. There is a lot of positive things said so I’m happy, I know our fans will be happy and the most important thing is that we start building.

“I have no doubt that the group that have come in are good people. I’ve spoken to them, they’re looking forward to moving the club forward, there has been a lot of positive things said.”

Bowyer's side are in action at The Liberty Stadium this evening and the Charlton manager has made five changes for the game against Swansea City, the first under East Street Investments ownership. Academy graduates Ben Dempsey and Josh Davison will make their full league debuts.

Bowyer said: “We can’t get away from it, we have 14 injuries. We lost Macauley Bonne the other night, he’s a loss to us. He’s done well when he’s come in. 

“There are a lot of positives for me tonight. We’ve got two young lads [Dempsey and Davison] that are making their debuts and I know they won’t let me down, I know they are going to try and they are going to give me everything. I’m looking forward to seeing how they cope with this situation that they are in tonight. Hopefully they grab it and take full advantage of it."

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