Charlton boss Bowyer believes Luton are relegated with 'one place' to fight for in Championship survival race

Addicks chief thinks Town and Barnsley are down
Charlton boss Lee BowyerCharlton boss Lee Bowyer
Charlton boss Lee Bowyer

Charlton Athletic boss Lee Bowyer believes the Hatters are all but relegated after he claimed there was 'one place' to fight for in the battle to stay in the Championship this season.

The Addicks dropped into the bottom three after going down 1-0 to Middlesbrough at The Valley on Saturday, while Luton were drawing 0-0 at fellow strugglers Wigan Athetic.

With nine games to go, it means that Bowyer's side are on 39 points, four points above Luton and five ahead of Barnsley, but still two behind safety themselves, with Hull, Wigan and Middlesbrough all on 41 points.

On the fight to survive, Bowyer told the Hartlepool Mail: "I think Middlesbrough will be in it, I think Hull are in it, obviously Wigan.

"If I’m honest I think Stoke will pull away, they should never be down there anyway, not with what they’ve got.

“There’s a good five teams fighting for one place I think and we’re one of them obviously.

“Hull are in it and we play them next week, it makes it a massive game, as big as this week I guess. But there’s a long, long way to go.”