Charlton’s season came to a heartbreaking end after losing to Shrewsbury in the play-off semi-finals.

Carlton Morris’ second-half goal condemned the Addicks to a 2-0 aggregate defeat on Sunday.

Here are five things we learned…

Lee Bowyer wants to stay on

Bowyer always remained coy over his future when asked by the press in previous weeks.

But this time, he warned the club’s prospective owners - he’ll only remain at the Valley if he’s offered the manager role on a full-time basis.

Bowyer won six of his 10 league games in charge and turned Charlton’s season around - surely he’s done enough to get the job?

Mark Marshall’s absence was puzzling

Marshall travelled to Shrewsbury for the second leg, but was left out of the matchday squad.

He wasn't injured, which makes the decision to exclude him a strange one.

The winger enjoyed a good run of form during the play-off run-in with standout performances against Shrewsbury and Blackburn.

Sullay Kaikai, who struggled in a forgetful loan spell, took his place on the bench at New Meadow.

Marshall has every right to feel hard done by.

Refereeing decisions didn't help, but a lack of creativity cost Charlton

Morris should have been sent off for a blatant elbow on Patrick Bauer and Charlton were denied a penalty after Joe Aribo’s cross-shot hit Mat Sadler’s arm. Referee Jeremy Simpson was poor.

Aside from the decisions not going their way, Charlton rarely troubled Shrewsbury over the two legs.

It was a lack of creativity that cost Charlton a trip to Wembley. Josh Magennis and Nicky Ajose were starved of service.

Charlton fans have been crying out for a 20-goal-a-season striker, but that frontman will need more creativity around him.

There will be worrying times ahead if the takeover isn't completed soon

With five loan players returning to their parent clubs, it leaves a hole in Charlton’s squad. Ben Amos and Jay Dasilva were regulars during the season.

Roland Duchatelet is unlikely to pump any more cash into a club he’s looking to sell - and it could leave Charlton with a massive problem.

How can any sort of planning for the 2018/19 season take place when there is no chief executive, finance officer, chairman and manager at the club?

Australian businessman Andrew Muir is set to finalise a takeover in SE7 - and it really does need to happen SOON so Charlton can build a promotion-chasing squad.

The Sky Curse continues

Barring Charlton’s 2-0 win over Middlesbrough in 2016, it’s hard to remember the last time they won in front of the Sky cameras.

They’ve lost their last three games to Shrewsbury twice and Rochdale - three defeats that have been live on Sky.

It’s become a running joke among Charlton supporters.

When will the curse end? 

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