Things aren’t getting any better on the pitch for Charlton despite a change of management.

The Addicks suffered a 3-0 away defeat at Middlesbrough on Saturday, October 31, with two quick-fire goals near the hour-mark causing the damage.

The sides were goaless after the first half but David Nugent, Albert Adomah and Daniel Ayala each netted a goal to seal three points for the home side.

Charlton interim head coach Karel Fraeye, brought in as a replacement for Guy Luzon, said his south-east London side had remained persistent during his first match in charge.

He told the Charlton website : “It is not the result we wanted in our first game but for 60 minutes we competed with Middlesborough. “After the goal we had some difficulties but I liked that.

“Even at 3-0 down, we kept going and tried to score ourselves.

“It’s with that mentality that we will have to go on.”

Fraeye said he had faith in the strength of his squad.

He said: “The biggest answer is that I have had chats with every single first-team player here. Not one player said that the squad was not good enough.

“If the players say this squad is good enough when they train with them every day, then who would I be to judge and say it’s not true? Now it’s up to us to put things right.”

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