Charlton will not allow their season be defined by the injury crisis that has hampered the clubs’ recent form according to Deji Oshilaja

With as many as 12 players in the treatment room and three more falling foul of a virus in the squad, the Addick have failed to register a win in seven fixtures.

The injury situation is something the 26-year-old admits is ‘crazy’ and one that he’s never encountered before, but insisted it’s not a case of panic stations.

“It’s definitely unsettling but we are professionals and we’ll get on with the job” Oshilaja said.

“We plug away and continue to work.

“As a squad I don’t think we are worried, we are down to the bare bones and we know results aren’t good enough, but I think if you dissect the games we’ve been in every game.

“We are going through a bad patch, but we’ll get out of it and finish strong.

“Hopefully we get a good rest now and the players who’ve been ill will come back before we go on the weekend.

Such has been the ravaging of Lee Bowyer’s squad by injuries the defender who joined from AFC Wimbledon in the summer played the full 90minute in midfield in the 3-1 defeat against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

 “The boys that came in run their socks off as you can see.

“We did well and I think 3-1 flattered them, they took their chances and we didn’t.

“I’m enjoying it (midfield), I’ve got experienced players like Prats (Darren Pratley) next to me constantly talking to me, the gaffer too, for him to put me in there shows he’s got great trust in me, so obviously I think I did well, but I’ll continually try to work hard.”