Yassine En-Neyah was pleased to get a big three points for Nottingham Forest Under 23s as they returned to the top of the table with victory against Burnley.
En-Neyah provided the assist for the second goal, scored by Keith Asare, which helped secure the victory at The City Ground.
He said: “It was great to get the win today. The boys dug in really well, especially those who have been involved in the first team.
“I had more confidence today, I got an assist and I was happy to be involved. It is a big step for us, to go to the top of the league.
“The City Ground is massive, especially when the gaffer comes to watch us. It is a privilege to play out there.”
Sabri Lamouchi was in attendance as he watched the young Reds in action, with Yassine one of the 10 academy graduates to feature in the matchday squad for the first team at Chelsea on the weekend.
The young forward came off the bench to make his senior debut at Stamford Bridge, a moment he will never forget.
He said: “It was a dream, I couldn’t believe it myself when I was involved with the first team the day before the game.
“I loved it, it was the best experience of my life. I was nervous at the start but as soon as I stepped on to the pitch, I got into the game and I was fine.
“The first team boys gave me all the confidence I needed. They helped me a lot, I don’t think I would have coped if they didn’t make me comfortable so I am very grateful to the club, to Gary Brazil, Chris Cohen and the gaffer.
“I am fighting for this shirt, to get in the first team and it is all very competitive.”