Date: 14th October 2015 at 1:24pm
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Youngster Harry White made his professional debut for Barnsley in last night’s two one victory over Bradford in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tie and he couldn’t have been more pleased to have been called upon following the full time whistle.

With manager Lee Johnson talking about his performance in his after match interview and saying that he felt he had done well, in his own post game press conference, White explained to the Official Site that he couldn’t quite describe his emotions at that stage.

‘It`s still hard to put into words really. It`s all I`ve ever dreamt of being on the pitch as a professional. When the gaffer gave me the nod I took a deep breath and to just come on in front of all the fans was just unbelievable.’

With Johnson planning to involve the youngster last week before the game was postponed, the 20 year old said it had made it an interesting week for him and with the gaffer joking he had to play him because of the distance his old folks had travelled he said.

‘Last week they came all the way up and they were gutted. It took three-and-a-half hours but they were there last night to see me again so that pleasing.’

With Marley Watkins and skipper Alfie Mawson getting the goals on the day, White went on to say it was certainly an experience when it came to the pace of the game, but it’s minutes under his belt that will serve him well as he continues to develop as a player now.

‘It was a lot quicker pace than what I’m used to. It was one of those games where I knew I wouldn’t get on the ball that much but I had to work hard for the team and put myself about. I feel, overall, we did what we needed to do to get the result. I was trying to press them high to help the lads behind me and relieve a bit of pressure. All of the lads were encouraging me through the game and I got a nice little round of applause from all the boys in the dressing room afterwards, so that was a nice touch.’

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