Charlton’s defensive frailties were exposed as they slipped to a heavy 0-3 home defeat at the hands of Ipswich.

Despite missing out on the opportunity to claim three points in front of fans at The Valley, the south east Londoners still hover a point clear of the relegation zone.

They have picked up 16 points from 18 Championship matches while Huddersfield, one place below, have tallied 15.

Charlton’s interim gaffer Karel Fraeye lamented his back line who succumbed to a brace from Daryl Murphy and a strike from Freddie Sears.

He said the difference between the clubs was “efficiency”.

“It’s unbelievable that we didn’t make a goal and it’s unbelievable they scored three from their opportunities,” he told Charlton FC’s website.

“I think that sums up the game.”

“I think there was definitely a foul for the first one. There is no discussion about it.

“The first goal is very, very important and I don’t think it should have been given. There was a hand in Chris Solly’s face and everyone saw there was foul. Only one man didn’t see it and it’s a pity for us because we conceded the goal and I don’t think we were under any pressure.

Meanwhile midfielder Johnnie Jackson was taken off injured although the extent of his treatment is as yet unknown.

He has committed his future to the club with a contract lasting until 2017.

Fraeye added: “Of course, it’s a blow. Johnnie is the heart of the team. When he’s off the pitch we feel it, but I still believe that we managed a good performance and we deserve more than to lose 3-0.”

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