Tylor Golden made an impressive start to his League Two career with a sound debut against Forest Green Rovers.
The 20-year-old was one of two changes for The Ammies in Saturday’s 0-0 draw at The Peninsula Stadium, deputising at right-back for the absent Oscar Threlkeld.
Although signing for the Development Squad from Wigan Athletic in the summer, the full-back’s attitude and performances have seen him training with the first team and he has been involved on match days by being named as a substitute.
However he was handed his full League Two debut on Saturday and says hopefully it is the first of many appearances.
“I enjoyed every minute of it, it’s what I’ve been working towards throughout my career so far, every day in training, this is what you work for, this is what you want so I’m glad I got my chance today.
“It was a great team performance, obviously on a personal note I was glad to make my debut but give it to the lads we stuck together, we played really well, we performed well, put our bodies on the line both ends, could have nicked it at the end so a very promising performance from everyone and hopefully we can kick on.
“It’s only one game so hopefully there can be many more.”
It was never going to be an easy task to start against a side who won 4-0 at The Peninsula Stadium nearly 12 months ago, but Golden performed flawlessly and contributed at both ends of the pitch.
Manager Graham Alexander was pleased for the right-back having felt confident enough he was ready for league action when required.
“He’s been training with us for quite a while actually because he came in, impressed really well, he’s been on the bench a few times and we felt comfortable enough to go with him today and he didn’t let anybody down.
“I thought he stuck to his task, defended really well, he wants to get forward and play in the game so he can be really pleased with his debut today because it’s a big ask coming in for your league debut, a full debut, against a real good opponent but I thought he did exceptionally well.”