Off-field issues at Charlton won’t get in the way of their promotion push according to midfielder Josh Cullen.

Take-over discussions, contract negotiations and player sales have often been the talking points at The Valley this season and not the fact the club are sitting fifth, unbeaten in their last eight, looking to gain promotion, and all on a shoestring budget.

Despite the column inches dedicated to such events, they do little to turn the players heads the West Ham-loanee said.

“Off-field stuff is what it is, off-field,” Cullen said.

“All we can take care of is what’s happening on the pitch, an that’s our job.

“I think the manager has spoke to us about the on-field issues and that’s all we can effect.

“So as a group, staff and players, we’ve stuck together and just focussed on on-field stuff - winning games and looking to finish the season string.”

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Charlton are nine points adrift of Barnsley in second with a game in hand so promotion would most likely come through the play-offs.

Of those likely to be in the play-offs, the Addicks possess an impressive record against those likely to finish in the top six, with Sunderland the only club Lee Bowyer’s men have failed to register a win against this season.

That said, Cullen fears no side in the play-offs should they miss out on the automatic places.

“We’re fully motivated, automatic promotion is out of our hands, but the most important thing is we keep winning games to go into the play offs with momentum.

“Once you get in that position whoever we do get, we’ll be confident.

“We’re not looking at who we want to play or avoid, we’re just focused on beating whoever is put in front of us over two legs then a one-off game at Wembley.”