Sam Byram thrilled the fans with a very fine debut for the Irons yesterday but there was no more excited person inside the ground than the player himself.
Speaking to www.whufc.com after the game the signing from Leeds spoke of his joy at a first appearance that impressed even the most seasoned pundit.
He said: “I was surprised to come on that early. I was over the moon to be on the bench and be involved and see how they do things down here.
“When I walked out of the tunnel and saw the bubbles in the air and saw a full house with the fans cheering, it was great. Then to be thrown on, I was really happy.
“When you’ve got players like we’ve got in our team, it makes it easier, because you’ve got two or three options every time you get it.”
“It was obviously a massive step up. At the start of the game when I was watching, you could obviously see the speed and it was very fast.
“When you’re on the pitch it’s a different game. You try to stay calm and cool and, with the players we’ve got in our team, it makes it easier to play.
“The crowd were unbelievable. Whenever I got the ball and tried to do something, I got a cheer off them and it really does help when you’re making the step up to this level.”