Millwall Under 23s' left-back Junior Tiensia couldn't hide his delight after signing his first professional contract at The Den.
The 19-year-old put pen-to-paper last week and will now hope to follow in the footsteps of Billy Mitchell and James Brown in being selected in Gary Rowett's squad and making first-team appearances.
Tiensia is a regular for Kevin Nugent's Under 23 side, and the defender, who possesses bags of pace and power, told millwallfc.co.uk of his hopes and dreams following the agreement of terms.
"I'm very, very, very happy," he said. "The way I see it, it's a dream come true to become a professional, and when I finally put pen-to-paper I was ecstatic, as were my family. It's a great moment for us.
"Billy Mitchell has been a massive inspiration for us all. He's been in and around the first-team, been on the bench and been on the pitch, so it shows that if you train well there is always an opportunity - that's what I've got to look forward to.
"It's time for me to kick on now. I've signed professional terms, but the job doesn't stop here, I've got to keep going. I'm going to push between now and the end of the season to hopefully make the bench, and then next season hopefully break into the team."