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Steele delighted with penalty triumph

15 August 2018

Goalkeeper Luke Steele was the penalty shoot-out hero for Nottingham Forest as he scored and saved the crucial spot kick to send The Reds through in the Carabao Cup against Bury.

The goalkeeper came on for his debut after Jordan Smith's early red card and Steele stepped up to tuck home his penalty before saving Eoghan O'Connell's penalty to send Forest through.

Speaking after the game, he said: "It was a strange situation. I have only come on once or twice in my career so to be sat on the bench for the first time and come on is unexpected.

"As the manager said to us in the changing room, we have got to be ready and thankfully I have got a bit of experience behind me and I was ready.

"I haven't scored before but I missed one about five or six years ago which haunts me! Luckily we went through that night but I owed myself a goal and I was really pleased to get a goal on my debut which sounds a bit strange to say.

"You obviously only get one debut so it was nice to go through and have a bit of drama.

"I love the cups, it is exciting and especially since it goes straight to penalties. It is unique and it is something new.

"That goal from Cashy at the end is golden as you never know what can happen and what that can lead to. It is great to be involved in these cups as they really are the best."


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