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Dream come true, says Slater

8 January 2018

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Speaking after his second appearance of the season, Regan Slater admits 'it's a dream come true' to be playing for his boyhood club.

Slater came on at half-time at Portman Road, replacing injured match winner Nathan Thomas and certainly made his mark on Ipswich.

Reflecting on another positive contribution, the 18-year-old said: "To be involved is good for me personally, but to win the tie and move into the next round is the main positive for everyone involved.

"I knew I was travelling obviously, but I only found out I was in the 18 when we arrived at the ground, I let my parents know straight away.

"I'm delighted, I'm a United fan, born in the city, it's a dream come true. I'm just looking to take these chances in my stride.

Slater added: "Physically it's tough, but you can't get nervous and I'm focused on playing my game and being confident.

"It's very different to Academy football with the stadium and the fans, I'm screaming at the lads from 10 yards away and they can't hear me, but apart from that it's still a game of football.

"Once you get involved in the game, it settles the nerves. It was an excellent performance and we've progressed to the next round which is all that matters."


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