Johnnie Jackson says takeover talks are not affecting the Charlton squad.

Addicks owner Roland Duchatelet is looking to sell the club with multiple consortiums believed to be interested.

And player-coach Jackson insists his team-mates are fully focused on the task at hand - winning promotion to the Championship.

The Charlton skipper said: “To be honest, it’s not a concern of ours as players. Obviously with the coaches and gaffer, it’s important news for him because of the way he goes about the next month.

“I don't know the ins and outs and how it’ll affect stuff, but from a player’s point of view, nothing changes. It’s another game on Monday [against Gillingham]. Hopefully we’ll get a few lads back.

“You have to control the things you can and not worry about the things that are out of your control.

“You’re always worried about the state of the club and if things are done right, but our concern as players is the next game and everything around it is not important.

“It [the takeover] is obviously happening but it’s not in our control. It’s an ongoing thing and when it happens we’ll say ‘is this a clean slate? Hopefully it is’.

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“There are 22 games still to play, and whatever happens around the club, ownership, takeovers, all that stuff, it doesn't change the fact we’ve got 22 more games to try to win as players. It needs to be our sole focus.”

Charlton chief executive Katrien Meire resigned earlier this month - and she officially leaves her post today.

Meire was often seen with Jackson at fans’ forums, and the 35-year-old midfielder says he had a working relationship with the Belgian lawyer.

He added: “Coming over to the coaching side, I had a few more dealings with her.

“As a player, you see the chief exec around, you say ‘hi’ and that’s it. I imagine some of the players never had a conversation with her.

“Being captain of the club and a player-coach, I had more dealings with her being in on player recruitment meetings - I had a working relationship with her. That’s it.

“I had no problems with her. We were all trying to do our job as best we could.

“Katrien has felt it’s time to move on and good luck to her. People come and go in football all the time, you’ve just got to get on with it.”

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