Charlton striker Josh Magennis hasn't been affected by his critics, according to Jake Forster-Caskey.

Magennis was targeted by a section of Addicks fans during his 14-game barren run in front of goal.

But the Northern Ireland international has scored in back-to-back home games to take his goal tally to seven for the season.

When asked whether Magennis has been affected by the stick from supporters, Charlton midfielder Forster-Caskey told News Shopper: “No, I don't think so. We [the players] were giving him more stick than anybody. We were having a bit of banter.

“But as players, you put pressure on yourself to perform. Attacking players put pressure on themselves to score, you need that.

“You need that drive and that way of thinking to be a professional footballer. You can’t just crumble in situations.

“Josh does a lot of work for other people. Sometimes if he goes on a goal drought, he gets a bit of stick.

“He’s been here every week working really hard and I’m delighted [that he’s scoring] because he deserves it. He works hard in every single game and he’s a big presence for us up front.”

News Shopper:

Jake Forster-Caskey | Picture: Benjamin Peters Photography 

Charlton are winless in three games and travel to 22nd-placed MK Dons on Saturday.

Forster-Caskey had two loan spells with the Dons during the 2015/16 campaign, which ended in relegation to League One.

And the Charlton star, who goes back to Stadium MK for the first time since leaving, is desperate to take three points.

He said: “Maybe there’s more of an edge on it [because I’ve played there before]. You want to impress. But as a professional footballer, you want to give 110 per cent in every game.

“So it doesn't matter if you’ve been at that club before, I’m a Charlton player and I love it here.

“I want to do everything to get us in the play-offs to give us a chance of getting promoted. That’s what everybody wants.

“Every single game now is massive for us so we need to start picking up wins.”

MORE: Bradford boss refutes Charlton manager’s referee claims

Charlton are two points behind sixth-placed Bradford with two games in hand.

The Addicks would have been occupying a play-off spot if they hadn't thrown away leads in their last three games.

Late equalisers were conceded against Doncaster and Bradford in the space of three days - and Valley boss Karl Robinson has bemoaned his side’s luck. 

Forster-Caskey added: “We can’t keep having things go against us, we need to put the games to bed so that there’s no excuse from our point of view. 

“We need to score more goals, that’s evident, we haven't scored enough. 

“But we’ll take confidence from the Bradford draw because we've played really well and we’ll take it into Saturday.”

Click here to like our Charlton Facebook page