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Powell up for the cup

Chris Powell believes a run in the FA Cup could galvanise Charlton, rather than hamper their league survival hopes.

Only a superior goal difference is currently keeping the Addicks out of the relegation zone in the Championship.

The Londoners head to Oxford United for Tuesday night's third-round replay with just one win from their last nine league matches.

Powell said: "We know our FA Cup record isn't the best in recent years but I'm desperate for us to go on a run as I think that could galvanise everyone.

"Winning games is a habit, a good habit, and it would give us a lift."

Danny Green insists Charlton are out to make the most of their second chance.

The Addicks were on the brink of a humiliating exit when they fell two goals down to League Two Oxford last week.

But a stern half-time talk from Powell inspired a second-half comeback to secure a 2-2 draw and a replay at the Kassam Stadium.

Winger Green admitted: "I can't repeat some of the stuff the manager said, but he wasn't very happy.

"We knew that , though, everyone did - the players and the fans. You don't want to let yourselves down. You go out there to play for the shirt, play for yourselves and do yourself justice.

"That was the main thing he said and the boys did that in the second half and they did well.

"I used to watch the FA Cup when I was young just like all the boys did.

"You'd love a little run and to play a Manchester United, a Liverpool, a Chelsea or anyone like that. It would be ideal.

"So the away leg is important and we have to go there and beat Oxford."