Despite being in the formative years of his professional career – Charlie Brown has set himself the target of making a big impact at Stadium MK.
The striker joined from Chelsea in the January Transfer Window with Russell Martin noting the youngster was a player who would grow and develop alongside the Dons.
The 21-year-old featured off the bench for Martin’s side before popping up with the winning goal against Northampton Town in the 88th-minute in late February. The striker then scored in back-to-back games as he found the back of the net against Shrewsbury Town three days later.
Brown was then handed his first start of the season against Oxford United and impressed with his tireless work rate, movement off the ball and linkup play in the final third.
Speaking ahead of tonight’s clash with Gillingham, Brown says he wants to continue to impress the Dons fans and Coaching Staff, while also thanked Martin for putting belief in him.
I need to keep doing well and impressing the manager to see where that takes me,” Brown told the local media. “I want to do well to impress the manager and look ahead to next year – I want to be a big player for this club.
“I was really happy to start, so I’ve got to thank the gaffer for the start because all of our strikers have been playing well and scoring goals. There will still be rotation, and we will all get chances because we’re all playing well. We all get on well, and we all help each other out - that’s very important.
“The transition into first-team football has been brilliant. All the staff are welcoming the players have made it easy to fit in and that’s why I’ve been confident on the pitch because everything behind the scenes has been easy to deal with. I don’t think I could’ve asked for a better place to be at.”
Brown is fortunate to share a dressing room with a number of experienced strikers who will only aid his development moving forward. Joe Mason has made over 250 EFL Appearances, Cameron Jerome has earned promotion into the Premier League on three occasions, while Will Grigg is one of the Football League’s best finishers.
“Training with them every day watching them in games and their movements and then they always talk to me in training about things I can think about and learn. I couldn’t ask for anything better than to be around this group of players to help me improve.
“It’s a different game physically, but the other strikers have helped me so much. The way we play is similar to how I played with Chelsea. Stepping up, it’s more demanding, and you gave to be very switched on for your role in the team and you gave to do it to the best of your ability. You’re playing for three points, you’re playing for the fans and that’s important to people.”
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