Former Charlton striker Marvin Sordell feels sorry for fans – but sympathises with owner Roland Duchatelet.

Sordell, 24, endured a turbulent season in SE7 after joining on loan from Bolton at the start of the 2013/14 season.

His goals towards the back-end of the campaign helped Charlton beat the drop – with a memorable hat-trick at Sheffield Wednesday.

Charlton supporters have been protesting against the club’s regime and called for interim boss Karel Fraeye’s resignation after crashing out of the FA Cup to Sordell’s Colchester on Saturday.

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He told News Shopper: “Yeah I do [feel sorry for the fans] but I think what’s happening on the pitch isn’t a good reflection of the work the owner has put in.

“He’s invested a lot of money into the training ground and stadium and I don’t believe his head or eyes are in the wrong place.

“I believe that with everything that’s happened on the pitch it has been unfortunate and has not reflected what the owner expected.

“The fans just want the club to do well and they’re frustrated. Hopefully they can turn it around.”

Sordell rounded off the travelling Addicks fans’ misery when he scored in the 2-1 defeat in Essex.

Charlton are winless in nine games and have only won twice under Fraeye since October.

The ex-England Under 21 star heard the chants against the Charlton ownership and admitted that the club needs stability.

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Sordell said: “Charlton need a bit of stability and that comes from having a manager who is there and makes his own signings.

“He also needs to get the team playing the way he wants to play and is given time to rebuild the squad.

“I heard the chants but, of course, all the fans want is stability.

“It would be good to see them avoid relegation because Charlton are a huge club.

“When I was growing up they were always in the Premier League. It would be very strange to see them in League One.

“They were in there a few years ago but I thought they would be kicking on to get back to where they really belong.”

Don’t miss another Sordell exclusive tomorrow on Karel Fraeye and his time at Charlton.