The FA Cup exit and midweek internationals see to it that our next game after Charlton is against Leicester a week on Sunday and Michael insists that the Premiership form displayed in 2004 - four wins out of five - must be built on.
"It would be fantastic to head into the break with three points," he considered. "We've got to concentrate on what we're doing at the moment and we've had some good results overall this year.
"We will definitely be going there looking for three points because I think we can win the game. Everyone has got to look at the last month, what the boys have achieved and we are heading in the right direction."
The midfielder reasoned that the Valley outfit will miss the contribution of the departed Scott Parker, but feels the team ethic and togetherness they build up over the years will compensate for his leaving.
"Charlton are in fifth place and are much more than a hard working team - you don't get up there by just being that. They have shown a lot of quality.
"When you lose one of your best players you are always going to miss him, but there are still some fantastic players and it is about the team. That is what they work on so much, being together and it is what has seen them be successful."
Michael Brown says the securing of three points at Charlton tonight would be the ideal fillip heading into a short break in the season.