Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer has been handed a three-game touchline bad and will therefore be in the stands for this weekend’s visit of Derby County, cafc.co.uk report.

The Addicks boss has admitted a charge of improper conduct.

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The incident in question took place during Charlton’s defeat at home to Swansea City. Bowyer spoke ill of the match official, landing him a £4,000 fine.

Speaking to Charlton’s official website, Bowyer shared his disappointment.

I’m surprised and disappointed with the ban. I didn’t shout or swear in my discussion with the referee but it is what it is. My focus remains making sure we are ready for Saturday’s game against Derby County.

Derby head to the Valley looking to leapfrog Charlton in the Championship table.

The Addicks have defied the early-season relegation predictions as five wins in their opening 11 games sees them sitting above Derby in 10th spot in the league table.

 

Lee Bowyer’s side, however, have lost three of their last five games.

The Rams, meanwhile, have gone five Championship games without defeat. Optimism is growing around Pride Park, while key players are coming back into full fitness.

Krystian Bielik and Jayden Bogle will likely face late fitness tests after the international break. Both players have a big role to play for Phillip Cocu’s side this season.

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Derby will be targeting all three points as they seek to climb the table. But, with a home game against Wigan Athletic to follow, a draw wouldn’t be a bad result.

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