Terry Kennedy faced the media for the first time in his career after his man of the match performance against Peterborough United on Tuesday night.
Looking back on a memorable night , the 20-year-old revealed it was a dream come true to play for United at Bramall Lane, commenting:
"It is a tremendous feeling to have made my home debut at Bramall Lane and I am delighted that we managed to win the game and keep another clean sheet.
"I found out I was playing just over an hour before kick-off, I walked into the dressing room and my name was on the teamsheet.
"That moment is one I will never forget, I knew I had chance of making the starting XI, so it was a strange day preparing for the possibility of being in the team.
"I managed to send a quick text to my dad and he got down to watch the game with a few of my mates."
On his performance and the help he received from his team-mates, Kennedy added:
"I am at home a centre-back. I am not the biggest, but if you read the game well and concentrate it isn't always about size. Neill Collins was a massive help too.
"It was a terrific night and it is just an amazing feeling to be given an opportunity. If you play well for the U21s the Gaffer might give you chance and I am delighted I managed to mine.
"The experienced pros don't mind you saying your bit if it helps the team. It is something Chris Morgan has always drummed into me and as a youngster my dad said the same."