Charlton boss Nigel Adkins: I can understand the frustration our fans are feeling

Nigel Adkins says he can relate to why Charlton Athletic supporters are unhappy with the start to their League One campaign – but is adamant he can turn that situation around.

The Addicks have won just once in the league this season and a 1-1 draw at Gillingham yesterday lifted them up two places to 21st but still in the relegation zone.

They are already 11 points behind their total at the same stage of last season, when they were sixth in the table.

Asked about fans looking at the league position and it not being where they wanted to see Charlton, Adkins said: “I totally understand that – because it is not where we want to be either. But what we do is we keep ourselves together and keep working hard. I’ve a lot of experience in it [management]. You just keep doing the right things every day, with good habits. We’ve got a spirit, demonstrated again tonight, amongst everybody.

“Players will gel together and we will get ir right.

“It was a high energy game and it is going to take its toll on both sides. We’ve got to go again on Saturday, and again on Tuesday, and then on Saturday, and then on Tuesday – it is going to be relentless. We’ve got to use the players as sensibly as we can.”



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