Academy graduate goalkeeper Ashley Maynard-Brewer has penned a new two-year deal with the club, committing him to Charlton until at least 2021.
The young stopper, who made his senior debut in the Checkatrade Trophy last season, was happy to put pen to paper having enjoyed his time at Charlton so far.
“I’m really excited!" he said.
"I’ve enjoyed the past four years now so to be here for another two I’m really excited.”
After spending time out on loan in the National League South with Chelmsford City and Hampton & Richmond Borough last term, Maynard-Brewer explained how important it was in his development to go out and experience senior football.
"Going out on loan was a completely different experience from being in the U23s. Being in a men’s environment and playing proper games in front of a small crowd was really good. I really enjoyed it and thought it was the next stage of my development.”
Speaking of the other senior goalkeepers at the club, the Australian states that they have been a good guide on how to improve both as a player and as an individual.
"I’ve known Ben [Amos] and Dillon [Phillips] for a long time now. They’re both great role models and on the pitch and off the pitch they do everything right so they’re good people to look up to and be around training with.”
Maynard-Brewer also spoke about the coaching of Andy Marshall and how important the goalkeeper coach has been on furthering his development.
"Andy Marshall has helped. He’s got bags of experience from playing so yeah. He’s a top guy, he knows everyone, he’s been in around it, so when he came in last year he really helped me out with the fine details of playing; my positioning in and around the goal, my presence on the pitch. He’s a top guy and a really good goalkeeper coach.”
Finally, when asked about his aims are for Charlton now, Maynard-Brewer revealed his determination to further his budding career.
"Ideally, [the goal is] to get as many games as possible on loan this season, then hopefully come back [to Charlton] towards the end and try and stake my claim as part of the first team squad.”
Meanwhile, Maynard-Brewer will spend the first month of the season on loan at National League South side Dulwich Hamlet after penning a short-term 28-day deal at Champion Hill.
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