Charlton's 2016-17 League One campaign got off to a poor start with a 2-0 defeat at Bury. However, most Addicks seem prepared to give Russell Slade time to build the team.
Neil Danns broke the deadlock with a 71st-minute penalty before substitute Kelvin Etuhu struck on 87 minutes to seal Bury's first opening-day win in eight years. The hosts were on top for most of the contest, with Jacob Mellis and Tom Soares going close early on.
The Addicks replied with Nicky Ajose, one of six Charlton debutants, seeing a low strike parried by Ben Williams. Charlton started the second half brightly, Ricky Holmes firing against the near post from a tight angle.
Roger Johnson consolidated his popularity with Charlton fans by reportedly telling them to '**** off' at the end of the game and 'don't ****ing come if you don't like it. About 1,000 Addicks made the journey to benefit from his advice.
Reflecting on the defeat, Russell Slade said that he hoped to make an additional signing before the trip to Cheltenham on Tuesday: Deal imminent. Striker Josh Magennis is one name that has been mentioned.
The lack of depth in the squad was evident with a substitutes bench with an average age of under 20.