Defender On Football League Debut
Luke Higham says it was a proud moment representing his boyhood club in the Football League, despite Blackpool falling to defeat against Coventry City.
The left-back put in a Man of the Match display against The Sky Blues, replacing the injured Clark Robertson in the starting line-up.
The 19-year-old had previously represented Pool in the FA Cup and Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, but took pride in walking out at the stadium where he once watched from the stands.
“My Football League debut was a proud moment so all my family came to watch,” he explained. “I’ve been waiting for the chance and it came along.
“I was a season ticket holder for years so it makes it extra special because I used to support the club so it was a brilliant moment for me.
“It was a great moment for me but obviously we didn’t get the three points so I was a bit disappointed.”
Up alongside Lloyd Jones on the left side of Blackpool’s defence, Higham was grateful to his team mates for helping him through the 90 minutes.
“All the lads helped me, talking me through the game. I thought I did alright, I got Man of the Match, but obviously we lost and as a defender it’s not good to concede.
“Lloyd’s been injured for a while so is coming back to fitness and I’ve not played for a while, so talking just helps you through it,” he added.
Higham, who progressed through the club’s youth system last summer, has now made four appearances in tangerine and will hope to retain his place at Oldham Athletic on Tuesday.