Jordan Cousins admits managerial changes at Charlton have not helped in their disastrous season.

The Addicks are ten points from safety with five games remaining following the 2-1 defeat at QPR.

Guy Luzon, Karel Fraeye and currently Jose Riga have been in the Valley hotseat during the last six months.

And Cousins has pinpointed what has gone wrong for the South Londoners.

He said: “We’ve underperformed as a team all season. Obviously, things are picking up now because we’re getting guided in the right way.

“But, it’s not been a good season for the club and the team.

“Obviously the changes of managers doesn't help but at the end of the day we have to look at ourselves.”

Despite dominating large parts of the game, the last-gasp QPR defeat was only Charlton’s second loss in seven matches.

Cousins’ equaliser in the 62nd minute got the Addicks back in the contest - but Callum Harriott, Ademola Lookman and Igor Vetokele wasted golden opportunities which proved costly.

Results have picked up under Riga in recent weeks but Cousins does not know whether Charlton would be higher up in the table had the Belgian boss arrived earlier.

The 22-year-old added: “It’s a hypothetical question so it’s a hard one to answer, we don't know that and we’re never going to know that.

“All we can do now is focus on the games that we’ve got ahead and what we can do going forward.

“Jose is a very good manager, he gets around the players and gets the best out of them.

“He certainly gets the best out of me so of course, I’m not surprised that we’ve picked up on our performances.”

Cousins has been Charlton’s standout player in the second half of the season with his commanding displays in midfield.

Despite signing a new four-year deal last summer, interest will only heighten for the academy graduate if the Addicks are relegated.

When asked by News Shopper about his future at the club, he said: “Let me just get over the rest of the season and then we’ll see what happens in the summer.

“But, at the moment, I’m concentrating on playing for Charlton, we’ve still got a chance of staying up so that’s what I’m going to try and do.”