Johann Berg Gudmundsson has admitted protests by Charlton fans are not helping the team - after the Addicks lost 3-0 to Ipswich at the Valley.

Many supporters demonstrated by holding up ‘we are the two per cent’ flyers, a reference to CEO Katrien Meire suggesting only a tiny minority of fans were against the club’s regime.

A Daryl Murphy brace and Freddie Sears’ neat finish sent Charlton spinning to their fourth 3-0 loss of the season.

Gudmundsson insisted the protests and chants hindered the team.

He said: “Obviously it [the protests] doesn't help when you go down and they're singing some stuff when they should probably be supporting us - it’s not nice. 

“They're not happy but we want them to try and support us even though we are not playing our best football because we need them to try to help turn results in our favour.

“Like today, we were 2-0 down and we needed them to help us do that.”

The Addicks had started the game brightly but a hamstring injury to skipper Johnnie Jackson, who signed a new one-year contract extension last week, proved to be a huge blow.

The Icelandic international rued the way Charlton only managed to create significant openings when 3-0 down - Ricardo Vaz Te having two efforts excellently saved.

He added: “I don’t think this game gave us any hope because we didn't play well enough.

“The manager said we had some positives, of course we did, we definitely should've scored but when you’re creating chances in the 80th minute, it’s too late.

“In the first-half, there were some good moments but we needed to score earlier.

“Obviously losing Jackson so soon wasn't the best start but we should've been able to handle that because we’re going to get injuries and we need to fill those spaces.”

It has been over a month since Charlton appointed Karel Fraeye as interim boss and many feel it will not be too long until he gets the job permanently.

When asked whether the uncertainty about the vacant position has affected the team, Gudmundsson pointed out how the South Londoners have played well under the Belgian.

He said: “Well the manager position is not my decision - it’s the club’s.

“We’ve done well under Karel - we had won two on the bounce but today was not a good result.

“We've been playing some good football and we just need to forget about this game and move onto the next one.

“It’s going to be a difficult match next week but this league is unpredictable and anything can happen.

“Hopefully, we can cause an upset.”

Charlton are only a point above the relegation zone and travel to unbeaten league leaders Brighton on Saturday.