Charlie Brown feels the current crop of experienced strikers at Stadium MK can only help develop him moving forwards.
At just 21-years-old Charlie Brown is one of a number of exciting young prospects looking to impress Russell Martin. Although Brown’s minutes have often come from the bench, he says he’s loving being a Don and learning from those ahead of him.
Brown is fighting for one striker's spot with Cameron Jerome and Will Grigg. The former boasts over 500 professional appearances and is currently on 16 goals this season.
Grigg, who also joined in January, has shown his prowess in front of goal netting eight goals in 13 starts since his arrival.
Brown has also tapped into the mind of Kieran Agard, who is currently the Dons' third-leading goal scorer of all time.
“I'm learning from all of them. When Cammy was playing, I was watching him thinking he's an absolute beast, and it's the same with Griggy now. They've been around and played for teams at a really good level. For me coming in now, watching them and playing with them will only be good for me.
“Griggy is brilliant on and off the pitch, I get on really well with him. We've got a good connection and when I've played with him, I've really enjoyed it.
“As soon as I arrived, I felt a part of it and it's the same for everyone who came in in January. The boys who were already here were great, the skipper has been class with everyone and it feels like a really tight group. There are no separate groups, everyone gets on, there is a lot of banter around and I absolutely love it.”
Brown’s late leveller was his third goal of the season, with the striker noting just how happy he is to be playing under Russell Martin.
“ I want to make an impact when I come on. In the last 10, 15 minutes we were the team on top and we were the ones who were going on to win it. I'm happy I could get a goal but it's a shame it couldn't lead to more and the win.
“It's not pretty on the eye but it's that kind of goal I love scoring. When the ball comes across, Matty has the shot, I've made my first movement but had to get back onside. Thankfully the keeper has spilt it and it's gone in slow motion!
"This is it now, and it will be even better when the fans are in next season, and hopefully, I can score a load in front of them. It would have been unreal to have scored in front of them today.”