Charlton were handed a footballing lesson by Shrewsbury as they lost 2-0 to their promotion rivals on Saturday.

Second-half goals from Alex Rodman and Omar Beckles gave Paul Hurst’s men a deserved win.

Here are five things we learned…

Jason Pearce needs time to get back to his best

Charlton’s star defender made just his second league start since September after recovering from a long-term ankle problem.

And on his return to the starting XI, he struggled to handle the impressive Carlton Morris.

It’s a massive boost to have Pearce back, but naturally, the 30-year-old is going to be rusty following his lengthy injury lay-off.

Give him two or three more games and he’ll return to his best.

The football for a fiver curse continues

Charlton’s memorable victories on football for a fiver days were against Stevenage and Huddersfield.

The Addicks haven't won when the prices have been slashed since 2015.

And this time, Shrewsbury showed why they are chasing an automatic promotion spot in front of 17,581 fans - the Valley’s biggest attendance of the season.

Charlton’s football for a fiver is a great idea, but it hasn't yielded positive results on the pitch in recent years.

Charlton were outplayed for only the second time this season

Barring the opening five minutes when the Addicks had three golden opportunities to score, Shrewsbury dominated them.

The chances dried up for Karl Robinson’s side, who couldn’t live with Shrewsbury’s constant pressing.

When the visitors went one-nil up, it felt like there would be no way back for Charlton.

The Addicks lost 3-0 to Wigan in a one-sided affair earlier this season, and although the scoreline wasn't the same against Shrewsbury, Charlton were outplayed again.

The play-off push shouldn't be questioned

Despite the poor performance, Charlton’s play-off bid is still intact.

The Addicks dropped out of the top six, though, after Plymouth beat Bradford. But the South Londoners have two games in hand on most of the teams around them.

Up until the Shrewsbury game, Charlton were playing very good football with bad luck on their side.

AFC Wimbledon and Peterborough, two clubs struggling for form at the moment, present the Addicks with the chance to take maximum points.

Sullay Kaikai must start performing

He faded after a bright opening 15 minutes against Shrewsbury. His lung-busting run saw Josh Magennis’ cross fall to Jake Forster-Caskey, who should have scored from close-range.

There was so much hype surrounding Kaikai’s loan arrival from Crystal Palace after the winger starred for Shrewsbury in League One two years ago.

Saturday was Kaikai’s third start for the Addicks and so far, he has failed to show his undoubted quality to the Valley faithful.

Lack of game time at Palace could be a reason for his slow start in SE7, but Charlton need him to step up.