Charlton surrendered a late lead to draw 2-2 against Walsall on Tuesday evening.

Tariqe Fosu gave the Addicks an early lead before Tyler Roberts drew the Saddlers level.

And Ricky Holmes’ volley two minutes from time looked to be enough to earn Charlton a first win in four games.

But Daniel Agyei’s 25-yard strike just a minute later meant the points were shared.

Here are five things we learned…

Patrick Bauer had a night to forget

Overall, the big German defender has started the season well. But he had a night to forget against Walsall.

Bauer left Roberts completely unmarked in the box, which allowed the West Brom loanee to cancel out Fosu’s opener.

And then for the second goal, he was bullied by Agyei as he powered through to bring Walsall level.

With Jason Pearce out for 10 weeks, there might be more of a reliance on Bauer, however, he has a reborn Naby Sarr breathing down his neck.

The same old story for Charlton

Against Plymouth, Gillingham and Bury, Charlton have only taken a point from a possible nine in games where they wasted glorious chances.

Would Walsall be any different? No. After Fosu gave the visitors the lead, Josh Magennis and Billy Clarke were denied by in-form Walsall goalkeeper Mark Gillespie.

Magennis’ header was tipped on to the post, while Clarke’s effort was pushed away from danger.

The Addicks could have been 3-0 up in the opening 20 minutes - and failing to convert those chances ultimately cost them… again.

Billy Clarke needs to play centrally

The summer signing has thrived in the number 10 role this season, scoring twice and creating opportunities for his team-mates.

But he was shifted out wide to accommodate Holmes, who played in behind Magennis.

Clarke struggled on the right wing and found himself alienated at times. And apart from his stunning goal, Holmes was less effective in the number 10 role.

Hopefully against Fleetwood on Saturday, the pair switch back to their strongest positions.

Pearce’s absence is already showing

Charlton have the best replacement for Pearce in academy graduate Ezri Konsa, who is being tracked by Premier League clubs.

The young defender was excellent against Walsall and did not put a foot wrong.

But Pearce’s leadership skills were desperately missed - Walsall’s first goal wouldn't have happened if he was in the side commanding the back four.

The former Wigan man was out for three months with a groin injury last season and it coincided with Charlton’s slide down the table.

But now, the Addicks need to find a solution to cope without him. Konsa, Sarr and Bauer are still strong options for Robinson.

Jake Forster-Caskey is running the show in midfield

Forster-Caskey was Charlton’s best player on the night - from breaking up play and winning his tackles, to starting attacks - he was immense.

His vision to play Fosu in for the Addicks’ first goal showed why he was an England Under-21 international.

He is becoming a very important player for the club, and having Kashi as a central midfield partner is helping him.