HARRY Campbell admits that it was a dream to make his competitive debut for the Brewers against Aston Villa, and admits that he got a little bit of help with his second-half penalty save from teammate Liam Boyce.
Campbell entered the fray midway through the first-half, with Stephen Bywater forced off through injury.
The goalkeeper was seldom called into action until the latter stages of the contest, when Kyle McFadzean was dismissed for handling the ball and Villa were awarded a penalty.
Campbell saved Albert Adomah’s spot-kick, and resulting rebound, to propel the Brewers into the third round of the Carabao Cup.
Campbell said that the moment was like the ones that he imagined when he was younger and hopes to kick-on from his debut performance.
He said: “Personally, I don’t feel that it could have gone any better tonight. I think when you dream of the moment when you are a kid, you picture a moment like that. Someone up there was looking after me tonight and it was just as I imagined it would as a kid.
“Hopefully it can springboard to further good performances.”
The goalkeeper also admitted after the game that Liam Boyce had told him which way to dive for the penalty, with Campbell trusting the Northern Ireland internationals prediction.
He said: “Liam Boyce has actually come up to me. I was going to go the other way but he has come up to me and shown me a finger to go the other way.
“I thought that Matt Ash (Analyst) had shouted on but it was actually just a hunch. I have ended up following his hunch and should probably have ended up catching the first one. It ended up feeling like slow motion because I did not have time to get across to the other side, so I just got my boot in the way, defying the laws of physics and the ball has ended up over the bar.”