Owls goalkeeper Cameron Dawson says the experience of stepping out on loan for Wycombe Wanderers was a big moment in his career.
The 21-year-old joined the League 2 outfit on a short term loan deal earlier this month and featured twice for Gareth Ainsworth’s side, the first a 1-0 EFL Cup defeat to Bristol City and a 2-1 league win over Grimsby.
The temporary spell away from Hillsborough was Dawson’s third after stints with Plymouth and Alfreton.
But the goalkeeper will fondly remember his short time at Adams Park after making his first league appearance.
He told swfc.co.uk: “It all happened very quickly, I’d travelled with the first team on the Monday to Cambridge for the cup game but got a knock on the door from Andy Rhodes to let me know the move had gone through.
“I was eager to get to Wycombe, get my head down and get focused for the cup game.
“There were obviously a few nerves but mainly the feeling of excitement because I’ve worked hard for this.
“We were unlucky in the game with Bristol City but we put that out of our minds, got in the rest and recovery and focused on the first home league game of the season.
“Walking out for the Grimsby game was a special feeling and the hairs were standing up on the back of my neck.
“It was a special day for me and my family. The feeling of winning the game and knowing that you contributed was really special.”
Looking ahead, Dawson says he will continue to put in the hard yards at Middlewood Road and not rule out the possibility of further loan experience in the future.
He continued: “I was quite open-minded about the loan move, it’s something I have been working towards for a long time.
“It was a big three points for the team and of course I want to taste that again. I really enjoyed the experience, I want to be challenged so we’ll see what the future holds.”