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Matt Young makes professional bow

12 January 2015

  • Matt Young makes professional debut
  • Owls defender on loan with Carlisle
  • Cumbrians lose out 1-0 to Cambridge

Owls right back Matt Young made his professional debut on Saturday for loan side Carlisle United.

The 20-year-old has impressed in the Under-21s league this season and is now gaining vital first team experience with the Cumbrians.

Young stored 90 minutes under his belt and although the Blues went down 1-0 to Cambridge United at Brunton Park, the defender says he will not forget his first involvement in the Football League.

He said after the game: “For me personally, it was a day I won't forget making my competitive professional debut, just gutted we couldn't get a win to mark the day!

“I want to say a massive thank you to all Carlisle fans that have welcomed me and all Sheffield Wednesday fans that have wished me good luck!”

Carlisle boss Keith Curle added: “I think there’s more to come from Matt. He came in and slotted into the right back role really well.

“It’s very difficult for a young man to make his debut in those conditions but he integrated well into the squad.

“He has a fantastic pedigree and he’s been monitored for a while by Lee Dykes.

“It was a case of getting the timing right as to when we could get him here. He didn’t look out of place and that’s what you want from your first game.”

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