Preston North End U19s centre back Harry Nevin played a pivotal role in his side’s commanding 4-0 victory over Morecambe.
Sporting the captain’s armband, the 17-year-old led the defence to their third clean sheet in their four matches, whilst also weighing in with the final goal in the dying stages of the game.
He was delighted to star but also credited his teammates for such an impressive all-round display.
“I thought it was a great performance from the lads today,” he said, speaking to PNE.Com after the game.
“We played some good football at times, created plenty of chances and it was a great team performance.”
Nevin was particularly full of praise for Jacob Barry, a young goalkeeper from within the North End youth ranks, who made the step-up to U19 level for the game.
“I thought he did great today,” said Nevin. “I trusted him on the ball, he trusted me and that’s what you need from a keeper.”
The central defender, who has made youth appearances for the Republic of Ireland national team, was also pleased with his own individual performance.
“I’m delighted with a goal and a clean sheet today. I thought I played a good game myself.”