Mark Marshall is putting his frustrating start to life at Charlton behind him.

The winger, 30, joined the Addicks in June after rejecting a new deal with Bradford.

He has made just two league appearances in a Charlton shirt due to a serious knee injury suffered in pre-season.

In his absence, fellow summer signings Tariqe Fosu and Billy Clarke have impressed in a Charlton side who are fourth in League One with a game in hand.

But fit-again Marshall has started in back-to-back cup wins, and scored his first goal for the Addicks against Truro City on Sunday.

He told News Shopper: “Coming to a club, wanting to make an impact and to get injured so early in pre-season, it was definitely frustrating.

“But I just had to get my head around it because I knew it was going to be a long time. I could've sat there and sulked, but nothing was going to change.

“So I just tried to work as hard as I could to get back as soon as I could.

“I knew I was never going to be guaranteed a [starting] place. If I came here with that attitude, then that wouldn't be good because nothing is guaranteed - you've got to work hard.

“I’ll try to do well whether that’s coming off the bench or starting. Whenever I’m required to play, I need to go out there and give my all to help the team. And that’s what I plan to do.”

Charlton manager Karl Robinson has made no secret of his admiration for Marshall.

The Liverpudlian described his returning star as the best right-footed right winger in League One.

And Marshall wants to repay Robinson’s faith in him.

The former Barnet man said: “When the manager believes in you, and says things like that, it can only help you going forward.

“I just want to come back and help the team get over the line.

“If I get five minutes where I’m just required to run and get back in my position then I'm going to do that because it’s not about me, it’s about the whole team.

“We’ve got one objective [promotion] and we’re all trying to get there.”