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Janneh ‘very proud’ of debut

Saikou Janneh was quick to share his delight after he came off the bench in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday to make his first-team debut.

The striker was introduced in the 56th minute as part of a triple substitution, which he labelled a ‘very proud’ moment in his career.

The 21-year-old, who was on loan at Newport County for the first half of the campaign before injury cut short his stay at Rodney Parade could not hide his happiness in how his return to full fitness has panned out.

JANNEH REFLECTS ON CITY DEBUT

“I am very proud – I have been waiting for this moment for so long, but I am happy now I have made my debut,” Janneh told Robins TV.

“I want to thank the gaffer, my team and the medical staff for making me better and coming back from injuries and all the setbacks I’ve had.

“It was tough playing with 10 men, especially in the Championship because it’s a quick game in comparison to the Under-23s who I’ve been playing for recently, but it was a very good point.”

Janneh arrives at Hillsborough

Janneh was called up to first-team training this week - along with Louis Britton - and the Gambian-born striker from inner city Bristol admitted it was something he was not anticipating.

“I didn’t expect this today,” he continued. “When the gaffer and Brian (Tinnion) told me to train with the first team and the gaffer said I was travelling, I was happy. I didn’t think I’d be on the bench, I thought I’d just make up the numbers.

“It’s a great opportunity for the Academy. All the players called up have done well, we’ve had a number of debuts and hopefully Louis Britton will get his debut soon.”

Up next for the Robins is a midweek trip to Wycombe Wanderers (April 21st, 7pm). The match is available to watch on Robins TV with the matchday show starting at 6.30pm.

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