Cameron Dawson made his first team bow on Saturday against Brighton as the 21-year-old goalkeeper replaced the injured Keiren Westwood at half time.
And Dawson did not allow the 2-1 defeat to completely blemish a long-held ambition of playing between the sticks for his boyhood club.
He told swfc.co.uk: “It was nice to make my debut for this club. I have been working towards it for many years.
“This is my boyhood club and I have grown up in the area. At the end of the day, this is the club I want to play for. So it is a confidence boost to finally get the opportunity to play at Hillsborough.
“Obviously we are all disappointed with the result, we threw everything at Brighton during the second half and probably deserved something out of the game.”
The academy graduate penned his professional contract in 2013 and subsequently enjoyed quality loan spells at Plymouth Argyle and Alferton Town.
In August this year, a week-long emergency loan to Wycombe saw Dawson make two appearances for the Chairboys.
Since his return to S6, the shot-stopper has impressed with assuring performances for the Under-23s, rising to the first team bench deputising for Westwood.
Dawson said: “It was definitely helpful going into the game knowing that you have already played in the Football League.
“Although it’s different, it’s not something completely new as I have been out this season and played at Wycombe.
“Every club is going to have competition, especially when you are at a big Championship club like Wednesday.
“So it is just about working hard on a daily basis, putting in the effort in the week and see what comes in the future.”