Lee Bowyer has conceded Charlton’s top-two chances are over.

The Addicks’ 11-game unbeaten run came to an end after losing 2-1 to former manager Karl Robinson’s Oxford United on Friday.

And a four-game winning run had boosted Charlton’s hopes of competing for an automatic promotion spot.

Now, a Barnsley win today would open up a five-point gap between themselves in second and fifth-placed Charlton.

Manager Lee Bowyer said: “It [the top two] is done.

“That’s done, unless they [Barnsley, Sunderland and Portsmouth] all go and lose, but that’s not going to happen. That’s it.

“We needed to win all four [remaining games], that’s not going to happen so it’s done.”

Charlton took an early lead thanks to Lyle Taylor’s penalty and were well in control in the opening 15 minutes.

But they were undone by quickfire goals from Curtis Nelson and Luke Garbutt.

Oxford goalkeeper Simon Eastwood was shown a red card in the 54th minute for handling the ball outside his box, before Chris Solly evened the odds with a late challenge 16 minutes from time.

Bowyer added: “I can’t ask no more from the players. They gave everything until the end. Set-pieces cost us today.

“On another day I think we score five or six goals. I don't know how we haven't scored in that second-half.

“First-half we created chances and got into good areas, so many times.

“I’ve just said to them ‘you’ve got to learn from that because we can’t keep getting into those good areas and not having the end product’.

“That’s cost us today, switching off on set-pieces.”