Saints suffered injuries to Adam Lallana and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain before conceding a late equaliser to old boy Bradley Wright-Phillips tonight.

Radhi Jaidi gave Saints a 64th-minute lead from a Guly Do Prado corner, when wing men Lallana and Oxlade-Chamberlain had already been replaced.

Lallana hobbled off after 36 minutes with a groin strain and Oxlade-Chamberlain was carried off with what looked a bad ankle sprain.

Saints' luck did not get any better after Wright-Phillips' goal as substitute Dany N'Guessan had a perfectly good late winner disallowed for offisde.

Nigel Adkins' side had the better of the chances during a forgettable first half.

Jose Fonte was denied from five yards by a goal-line clearance from Miguel Llera after Rickie Lambert had headed down a Dan Harding free kick.

And a direct free kick from Lambert was then clawed away by Charlton keeper Rob Elliott after a tepid opening half hour.

These were moments of encouragement for Saints as they looked to build on their recent winning run.

But the sight of Lallana hobbling off to be replaced by N’Guessan was a worrying one.

Lallana had attempted to come back on, having received treatment on the touchline after going down in seemingly innocuous circumstances with 34 minutes gone.

But within two minutes he realised he could not continue.

It was a sorry sight, coming little more than a month after Lallana’s first game back after several weeks out with a knee injury.

Saints’ evening nearly got worse moments later when Therry Racon’s cross from the left raced across their six-yard box, fortunately with no one on hand to convert.

Lee Barnard had a drive deflected wide on the stroke of half-time, but Saints night soon got worse, with Chamberlain carried off with an ankle injury.

He was replaced by Guly Do Prado, whose corner led to the first goal of the night in the 64th minutre.

Jaidi met it with a strong sidefoot from 12 yards, beating Elliott at his near post.

The 3,000-plus Saints fans behind the goal were euphoric.

That elation turned to relief when Kelvin Davis was saved by his crossbar with ten minutes to go and to despair when Wright-Phillips equalised following Spurs loanee Dean Parret's through ball.

Davis was needed to save again at the feet of Joe Anyinsah as Charlton rallied for a late winner.

But the injuries to Lallana and Oxlade-Chamberlain were potentially a bigger blow to Saints' promotion hopes than Wright-Phillips' latest goal.

Saints will now hope the ten days they have off will be enough time for the pair to recover for the ten-game run in.

Charlton: Elliott, Llera, Semedo, Wagstaff (Eccleston), Racon, Nouble (Anyinsah 80), Wright-Phillips, Solly, Bessone, Parrett (Doherty 90), Dailly. Unused subs: Sullican (GK), Francis, Reid, Fortune

Saints: Davis, Butterfield, Fonte, Jaidi, Harding, Chamberlain (Do Prado 51), Hammond, Chaplow, Lallana (N’Guessan 36), Lambert, Barnard (Forte 79) Unused subs: Bialkowski, Richardson, Martin, Seaborne