Petterson charts Maynard-Brewer's rise


Andy Petterson says Ashley Maynard-Brewer's ability was there for all to see from the very beginning.

Petterson, who worked with Maynard-Brewer as a youngster in Australia, played a huge role in bringing the goalkeeper to Charlton at the age of 14.

Maynard-Brewer has since progressed through the club's esteemed academy, established himself in the first team and been rewarded with a new long-term contract

“Ash was at ECU Joondalup where I was a player, assistant coach, goalkeeper coach and then I became technical director,” explained Petterson. “Ash came to our recognition at the age of 12 as he was an outstanding junior.

“I was doing two, three, maybe even four sessions a week with Ash as a kid and I had no doubts that he would make it to professional football. He had the desire and the will.

"The thing was, even at 12, 13 years of age, you were hitting balls at him like you would hit at senior goalkeepers and he had no issues at all with that," he continued. "I had no hesitation in recommending him to Charlton and look where he is now!

“I've been watching him from when he's been playing U21s to on loan in non-League and then in the Scottish Premier League. Obviously I'm now watching him in League One with the first team which is great.”

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(Transcription by Jayden Binns-Frame)

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