Charlie Pattison is enjoying his first taste of pre-season at the professional level.
The young midfielder was one of three Academy players to sign professional terms this summer and the trio have been heavily involved this pre-season, featuring in all three friendlies to date.
“It’s going really well,” Pattison told iFollow MK Dons after the recent match with Welwyn Garden City, with whom the 18-year-old enjoyed a loan spell last season.
“I’m loving being with the first team. It’s very sharp and very serious but I’m enjoying it.
“I’m learning a lot from the older boys. I’m trying to learn as much as I can. Hopefully I can get to where they are in a few years time.
“It’s good [working with Tis]. He’s very good to talk to and he’s always giving me advice - little details on how what I need to work on.”
Pattison made a huge impression during his time with Welwyn Garden City during the second half of the 2018/19 season and was named Young Player of the Year by the Citizens.
The Bedford-born midfielder believes he has benefited from the stint on loan.
“Men’s football helped me a lot,” he said.” It helped me toughen up because it’s a completely different game to academy football.
“I needed that experience and I still need it - hopefully I can get some more experience in men’s football this season."