Kyle Callan-McFadden admitted yesterday he was “still buzzing” having made his first team debut for Norwich City in the 3-1 Capital One Cup over Crawley Town on Tuesday night.
The Ramelton native was curious as to why he was left out of the Norfolk club’s fixture in the Barclay’s U-21 Premier League against Chelsea on Sunday at Electrical Services Stadium in Aldershot.
“I could see that the manager, Dale Brooks, didn’t put me in and I wasn’t happy,” 19-year-old Callan-McFadden said.
“He told me to wait 10 minutes and it was then that I learned the first team wanted me for Tuesday night.”
Callan-McFadden, who last season captained Ireland U-19s, made his first appearance in the Norwich City first team in a pre-season 5-1 victory over OGC Nice in July and trained occasionally with the first team.
“I was told by Andy Johnson - our sports scientist - to take Sunday off, train on Monday and that I would be involved then on Tuesday.”
Come Tuesday, Callan-McFadden wasn’t sure if he was to be involved in the first team that night at Carrow Road.
Norwich City manager Neil Adams had guided the likes of Callan-McFadden to the 2013 FA Youth Cup.
“The gaffer came to me at the pre-match meeting and said ‘I’m sure you’ve figured you’re starting tonight.’
“I was a little nervous but was sat between Russel Martin and Bradley Johnson. They’re very experienced and told me that I was here for a reason.
“Once I stepped out on the pitch everything was fine. Once you get your first touch then you’re grand.”
Another debutant Josh Murphy scored twice as Norwich booked their place in the third round.
“The only disappointing that with the short notice my mum and dad (Donna and Paul) didn’t make it over.
“But they tuned into BBC Radio Norfolk and hopefully they’ll get a chance again soon.
“I’ll keep working hard so hopefully it’s not too far away. I’m buzzing to have gotten the chance.”