Date: 22nd February 2017 at 8:13pm
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Young goalkeeper Tom King has reflected on a ‘boyhood dream come true’ as he made his League One debut in Tuesday’s draw with Chesterfield.

The 21 year old pulled off a number of good saves on the night to protect the clean sheet and take a point and whilst manager Neil Harris was disappointed it wasn’t all three points on the day, the individual performance of King would’ve been one of the positives he took.

Speaking himself after his league bow, the young stopper told the official site in his own post game press conference that he was delighted to have played his part in keeping a seventh straight shut out.

‘These are the nights you look forward to as a kid. That’s why you become a footballer, to look forward to your debut and hope you can perform. I know my role and i’m pleased I was able to go out and keep a clean sheet for the team. We have built this run on defence and shutting teams out and it was important for me to continue that.’

As hinted above, Harris was quoted as saying he was ‘proud’ of King’s performance between the sticks, and King was just delighted that he didn’t let the side down.

‘I am glad I could repay the manager’s faith in me. Jordan’s been fantastic, he sent me some well-wishes before the match and has been really supportive. I would be exactly the same if the roles were reversed because we are a team and are all in it together.’

He ended by praising goalkeeper coach Kevin Pressman for the work he’s done with him since his arrival from Crystal Palace back in 2014.

‘He’s been a great teacher and mentor in helping me get to where I am today. Making my debut has given me a taste of League football and I will grab the next opportunity with both hands, whenever that time may come.’

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