Young midfielder Dean Marney says he must 'keep trying to push on' on order to make a return to the first team squad.
The versatile 19-year-old featured heavily in the pre-season preparations before being involved in the first four games of the season as a substitute - making two appearances.
A knee injury and the return of a couple of senior players then conspired to keep Dean out of the first team frame and he is now plugging away for the reserves trying to impress the management once again.
"I was on the bench for the first four games and haven't really been involved since," reflected Dean. "It is up to me now to keep trying to push on.
"I don't think I did too much wrong and was a bit unlucky with the injury - I don't think I had one last year.
"This season I have had to come off three times due to injury so I have been a bit unfortunate. It is nothing serious though."
Meanwhile, Dean and the rest of the reserve team pool are adapting to the methods of a new coach following the departure of Colin Calderwood and introduction of Clive Allen. Dean reports no drastic changes to the working day.
"It's not too different really. The training has changed a bit and Charlton was the first game he has been in full charge.
"We are not doing too much different from what Colin used to do, near enough the same."