Karel Fraeye insisted he can still turn Charlton’s dire season around after Wolves returned from the Valley with a comfortable 2-0 win today.

The Addicks, who went into the fixture two points from safety following Boxing Day’s last-gasp draw with Bristol City, could only muster up one shot on target.

Wolves secured the three points through second-half goals from Jordan Graham and a Harry Lennon own goal, in a defeat which ensures Charlton remain second from bottom.

When asked by News Shopper whether he believes he has the ability to turn the situation around, Fraeye said: “Of course, yeah.

“Everyone wants things to be different but the way to do it is not to focus on the negatives.

“As the staff we focus on what went wrong and what we need to improve, but it’s not by sticking to negative emotions that we will improve.

“We can only look forward, we will work hard again and focus on the next game and do it in a positive way. Being negative won’t help the players.

“After five or ten games a table can lie, but after 20, the table never lies.

“You know the job is not the most easy one, if I didn’t believe that it can be positive eventually I would not have taken it.”

In a dismal opening half, the hosts enjoyed the majority of the possession but failed to create any clear-cut chances.

Wolves could have gone ahead when the ball fell to Benik Afobe in the box, but the in-form forward could not react quickly enough and Stephen Henderson was able to collect.

The visitors did take the lead shortly after the interval, however, as Afobe used his pace to turn Harry Lennon and deliver a cross which fell to Graham.

Charlton valiantly tried to bounce back and draw level, but a goal never appeared likely and Kenny Jackett’s side wrapped up the win when Lennon poked in an own goal with ten minutes remaining.

Charlton caretaker boss Fraeye criticised his team’s sharpness in both boxes.

He said: “It was a tight first-half. In the second half, we were at moments less sharp in both boxes and we got punished for that, we didn’t defend sharp for the two goals.

“At 2-0 we kept taking more risks but they have players with pace and technique to hurt us – that’s what happened in the last ten minutes.”

After Charlton conceded their opener, raucous chants echoed around the ground and Fraeye was subjected to boos when leaving the pitch.

“I heard it. As long as it’s on me it’s on me, the team is more important,” the Belgian boss said.

“If the team gets their support I think that’s crucial and my role is not important.

“If they want to focus their emotions on me, it’s my job to take it.”