After coming on as a substitute late in the game, Cuvelier was the Burton hero as he showed great composure to finish from a tight angle.The game was in the 88th minute when Stuart Beavon set up a chance for the Sheffield United loanee and he took a touch before slipping the ball under wrong footed Hartlepool goalkeeper Scott Flinders to keep Albion's promotion push on track just when it looked as if it was starting to falter after two straight defeats and almost three games without a goal.
What a way to start your career at a new club. When asked if it was his best debut ever, he told burtonalbionfc.co.uk “Yes probably.”
He was on the pitch for not even ten minutes as Hasselbaink took him off as a precaution due to a tight hamstring after scoring. Despite not having much time on the pitch, Cuvelier just wanted to make a good first impression, and he believes he did exactly that.
“I didn’t have much time on the pitch but you know I just wanted to have a good first impression and I think I did so I was really pleased and as I say, it is a great way to start at a new club.”
Cuvelier has suffered a bit with injuries so far in his career, and now a small hamstring pull can be added to the list. Looking past all the injuries, the Belgian international isn’t worried, just disappointed that he has picked up another small injury.
“I am not worried but I guess disappointed is a better word but you know when you do your cruciate ligament and you are out for nine to 11 months so any muscle injury you are normally out for ten days or two weeks so it is nothing.”