Ashley Maynard-Brewer has signed a new contract with the club, committing his future to the Addicks until at least 2023.
The 21-year-old goalkeeper has impressed the Charlton coaching staff with his continued improvement including his penalty shootout heroics in the Addicks’ EFL Trophy win over Brighton U21s.
The Australian becomes the latest academy graduate to commit his future to Charlton following Thomas Sandgaard’s takeover, after Charlie Barker and Aaron Henry signed contract extensions earlier this month.
Sandgaard said: “I’ve said it quite a few times now but the academy was a big reason we were interested in taking over Charlton, you just have to look at some of the special players to come through at the club to see the potential. We have a long-term strategy in place to get us where we want to go and keeping hold of a player of Ashley’s ability is an important part of that strategy. Everyone at the club speaks very highly of him, both as a player and as a person, so I’m very pleased he’ll be with us for the foreseeable future.”
Charlton Manager Lee Bowyer rates the young goalkeeper and was pleased to see him signing a new contract. He said: “It’s great’s news. I don’t want to speak too highly of him too soon but all I will say is that I have played with some top, top goalies and what Ashley is doing now, today, he’s going to be a top, top goalie. I’m over the moon to get him tied down to the club.”
Maynard-Brewer joined Charlton from his hometown Joondalup in 2015. Speaking after signing his new contract he said: “I’m very happy. I’m glad that the club has put faith in me and I’m looking forward to pushing on. The last few years I have been in and around the first team but to be involved on the bench this year and to get those cup games has been great. I’m just training hard and making sure when that chance comes I’m prepared for it and I can take it.
“Ben Amos is a great role model to work under. He’s a great professional and good to learn from in the gym and also for advice on the pitch.”
Maynard-Brewer was also complimentary of goalkeeping coach Andy Marshall. He said: “He has developed my game over the years. You look at what he has done with Dills [Dillon Phillips] last year and Ben this year, he’s a good goalie coach and a good guy.”
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Watch what Lee Bowyer had to say below.