Charlie Brown’s first professional goal came in dramatic circumstances as he converted Daniel Harvie’s cross with just two-minutes remaining.
His strike ensured MK Dons completed a dramatic come-from-behind win over Northampton Town, a game in which they trailed with 12-minutes left on the clock.
The youngster has had to be patient with the likes of Cameron Jerome, Will Grigg, and Joe Mason all competition for places alongside Brown. The 20-year-old, however, knows he’ll have to bide his time and is happy to do so under the stewardship of Russell Martin.
“I'm just buzzing, to be honest,” Brown told iFollow MK Dons. “It's my first professional goal, so I'm over the moon to get the three points for the team, and on a personal note, absolutely buzzing!
“There is no better feeling than scoring the winner. We weren’t happy with how we played today. We want to put in a better performance on Tuesday night – there is nothing better than people saying well done and congratulating you.
“From day one, I've felt a part of it with the lads and coaching staff. Everyone's delighted for me, I'm settled in but I know I've got to be patient. Scoring goals when I come on will only help me and the team.”
Also on the scoresheet in the win over Northampton was both Cameron Jerome and Will Grigg. The former has found the back of the net 11 times this season, while Grigg has three goal contributions to his name since his arrival on Deadline Day. Added to the attack depth is Joe Mason who has netted five goals this season.
Brown feels the experienced trio can only help aid his development at Stadium MK.
“I'm learning from them every day in training and they are both great with me as well. The manager has got a real headache there, with four strikers all scoring goals. It's a good headache to have.
“Cammy got a great goal as well, and the two substitutes got assists as well, so we all know we've got a part to play in this team.”
The former Chelsea man noted how Russell Martin has reiterated to the team that everyone will be needed moving forward and praised the character of the squad to record a come-from-behind win.
“Russ told us all that it'll be a squad effort, there are loads of games, so everyone has to chip in and play their part. I was ready to come on, I watched us go a goal down and knew it would be an uphill climb in that last 10 minutes. But we showed great character, and I'm delighted to be the one to get the winner.
“It was a different feeling. It was in League One, and it means something to the fans. Hopefully, I can add loads more for the club in the future.
“I was having a laugh about it the other day – we had a friendly in the week and I didn't get a chance then either! I told the gaffer and Luke how excited I was for my first chance! I'm so glad I put it away.”
MK Dons will look to make it four straight wins on Tuesday evening when they take on Shrewsbury Town at Montgomery Waters Meadow.
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