Jose Riga states Charlton are moving in the right direction after the 1-1 draw with Blackburn at the Valley today.

The Addicks took the lead through Harry Lennon in the 30th minute but conceded just before half-time when Jordan Rhodes equalised.

The result leaves Charlton four points from safety and stretches their winless run to 12 games.

Despite the mass post-match protest, where around 2,000 fans gathered outside the West Stand, Riga remains fully focused on his main priority - avoiding relegation.

He said: “I’m just focused on the mission, it’s my job and I tell the same to my players and we have to do our job to get results.

“I’m strong enough to be focused on what I want to achieve and that’s it. We received support from the fans in the game and that’s the most important thing.

“To stay in the championship is the main priority and I don't want to be busy with other things.

“The fans want just the same as I want. If you are just focused on your job, you can just forget the rest.

“We are coming from a different game from when we did not exist. I saw players who wanted the same thing, three points.

“Above the difficult situation that we’re in, I’m pleased [with today’s game].”

Tony Watt, who was making his first appearance for Charlton since early November, looked lively throughout the game and saw his cross just evade the onrushing Igor Vetokele.

The South Londoners took the lead thanks to a scrappy Lennon goal when his deflected shot beat Jason Steele.

New boy Jorge Teixeira impressed on his Valley debut with numerous crunching tackles.

However, just before half-time, Rovers equalised throug Rhodes - who scored his 11th goal in 13 matches versus the Addicks.

Riga revealed he is busy trying to bring more players into the squad and was pleased with his reception.

He added: “I’m pleased for sure [with his reception] and people know me and I don’t have a different message because I’m here to give all that I have.

“The transfers is another point and it’s part of the things that I hope to succeed in and what I want to achieve.

“We do, and I do certainly, try to find the right solution but the first step is to work with the squad I already have and I have to find the right balance and commitment.

“Believe me, I’m already busy each day and if we can bring in new faces then everyone will be pleased with this.”

When asked whether he would be speaking to owner Roland Duchatelet during the week, Riga did not know.

“Last time, we didn't speak a lot but we’ll see what happens. It’s just to be able to build a consistent squad. Any time regarding the squad, I’m open and I will discuss.”

Charlton visit Rotherham next Saturday in a crucial relegation six-pointer.