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I'm absolutely buzzing - Hinds

Freddie Hinds was delighted to showcase his talents in front of his family as City caused a Carabao Cup second round shock at Watford.

The 18-year-old scored the goal that began City’s resurgence at Vicarage Road, firing home the equalising goal from 25 yards.

Bobby Reid then headed City in front and Niclas Eliasson sealed progress just in time before Adrian Mariappa’s stoppage time header for the hosts.

Hinds scored in the first round 5-0 demolition of Plymouth Argyle as well, but his family were unable to make it to Ashton Gate to witness his maiden strike.

It was a different story at Vicarage Road last night.

He told BCTV: “I enjoyed scoring against Plymouth in the last round but this one, against a Premier League team, it’s even better – and my family were watching this time.

“I knew the day before the game that I would be playing and my family live 45 minutes down the road, so I managed to get them here.

“I only had one man to beat and managed to get round him. The space opened up in front of me and I saw Gaz (O’Neil) making a run in the corner of my eye. His overlapping run created more room for me.

“If you hit the shot early then the keeper isn’t set and as long as you can hit the target there’s a good chance it will go in.

“The fightback sums up the spirit in the team. Even when we go 1-0 down we still showed quality in the team to come back.

“I embraced the challenge of playing against a Premier League team; I don’t mind being the underdog.”

WHAT HE SAID

“I enjoyed scoring against Plymouth in the last round but this one, against a Premier League team, it’s even better – and my family were watching this time."

Freddie Hinds

Hinds joined the club in January from Luton Town and spent last season with the development squad.

He was called up to the squad for the pre-season training camp in Tenerife and has now featured three times for the first team this season, scoring twice.

“August has panned out exactly as I wanted it to, but you can never be certain,” he said.

“I’m absolutely buzzing. I’d love another Premier League team in the third round now!”

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