Charlton caretaker boss Karel Fraeye has urged fans not to boycott matches as frustration grows among supporters at the Valley.

Around 1,000 supporters gathered before and after the Addicks’ Championship clash with Nottingham Forest on Saturday to demand change in how the club is being run.

While Saturday’s events were picked up by several national newspapers and gained widespread publicity, some fans believe further action is necessary.

A boycott of the home fixture against Blackburn on January 23 has been proposed, with some supporters intending to stage a protest outside of the West Stand during the match.

When News Shopper asked Fraeye whether he hopes those fans decide to attend the fixture and continue supporting the team, the Belgian said: “What more can I ask?

“I cannot influence them. The only thing all the players, the staff and the board want is to win home games.

“We are in a hard relegation battle, which I’m sure is harder than the last two, looking at the opposition.

“I really hope that our home games are home games and that benefits the players.

“That’s the only message I can give.

“I ask supporters to back the team, to support the team as we are in a hard battle.”