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Aiden delighted with debut display

7 October 2014

But there is still plenty of work to do says young striker

All good things come to those who wait, and for Aiden O'Brien that proved to be very much the case when he made his long-awaited full League debut for Millwall at Derby County last weekend.

Young striker Aiden gained valuable experience over the past couple of years with loan spells at Hayes, Crawley, Aldershot and more recently Torquay.

Although he made his debut as a 17-year-old sub for Millwall in a Carling Cup tie at Wolves back in September 2011, Aiden was finally elevated to a place in The Lions' starting line-up for the first time at the iPro Stadium on his 21st birthday.

That appearance, Aiden hopes, will be the first of many as he now aims to kick on his career at The Den.

"I want to keep playing my football, and just play, play, play as much as possible," he told Lions Player.

"I'm not going to get ahead of myself because there is still plenty for me to work on, but I know that with the people here at Millwall, it's going to help me." 

Aiden was only denied a debut goal at Derby by a brilliant block from former Lion Zak Whitbread and produced a display that belied his tender years.

He added: "The day before the game everyone told me to relax and don't play the occasion, play the game. Everyone was good, the manager said he believes in me, that the players believe in me and that there was no pressure.

"I've got a great bond with the players, the manager and the other staff here. It took a lot of pressure off me and everything fell into place.

"It would've been better if I scored, but we came away with a good point and hopefully next time I'll get a goal!

To watch Aiden's interview in full click here

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