Bob Peeters expects new signings if Charlton stay in contention

Bob Peeters
Charlton manager Bob Peeters has only tasted one Championship defeat since taking charge this summer

Manager Bob Peeters believes Charlton owner Roland Duchatelet will invest in new signings in January if the club are still challenging for promotion.

Charlton are outside the Championship play-off places on goal difference.

"He's backing us already - we've brought some good players in," Peeters told BBC Radio Kent.

"But if we're in this situation around the new year I think one or two quality players will come in. He knows what we want and hopefully he can provide it."

Charlton were unbeaten in the league under the Belgian before a 1-0 loss against Bournemouth on 18 October.

Charlton's Championship record under Peeters
Played 13, won five, drawn seven, lost one

They bounced back by beating Bolton 2-1 at The Valley on Tuesday - 24 hours after Peeters had met with Duchatelet to discuss their future plans.

Peeters explained: "We had dinner on Monday evening and he was at the game on Tuesday, so we had a good conversation about everything concerning Charlton.

"We only have 18 or 19 players. That's what we discussed. We agreed that we don't want too big a squad.

"We want a group of 20 good-quality players, but it's important that if we bring in players they must have an amount of quality."