Charlton fans have cancelled their plans to protest against owner Roland Duchatelet.

Demonstrations were set to take place against Rotherham on Easter Monday if there was no significant takeover progress.

But wantaway Addicks chief Duchatelet is close to agreeing a deal to end his controversial four-year reign at the Valley.

In a statement, Charlton protest group the Coalition Against Roland Duchatelet (CARD), said: “Although we have not received the firm evidence of a takeover that we wanted, things have moved on and we no longer think it is appropriate to take action on Easter Monday.

“Karl Robinson’s departure as manager is clearly linked to the takeover, which is now being widely reported by mainstream media as imminent.

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“Public and private sources suggest there is no reason to think that Duchatelet himself intends to be owner of Charlton for much longer.

“In addition, we believe the change of manager and subsequent dramatic improvement on the pitch last Saturday have revived fans’ hopes that the team could still be promoted via the play-offs.

“While we don’t respond to individual results, the team’s status next season is clearly significant to the club’s long-term future, which is our main concern. And we believe most Charlton fans would regard trying to get promoted as the immediate priority they can usefully influence.”

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