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Opi Edwards reflects on "crazy" debut

Opi Edwards admitted his "surprise" after being called up to make his debut in the FA Cup against Watford.

Edwards was one of a handful of youngsters to be given a run out and he proved a threat down the right-wing for City when given the chance against the Premier League team.

Watford ran out 3-0 winners but City's mix of youngsters and first-team regulars gave it their all.

Edwards described his debut as "crazy."

He told BCTV: "It's great to have been called up. I tried my best but it was a hard game in the FA Cup against a big team like Watford. I did my best but it's been a crazy experience. I loved it.

"I was surprised [to be recalled]. I wasn't expecting it at all. I was due to come back on around January 22nd so I was planning to try and get my way into the first team then but I was called up for Watford. It was crazy."

A LEARNING CURVE

"You have no time [to prepare], it's been crazy. Compared to what I have been used to, the players are much stronger, quicker and it has been a good learning curve for me.

"Watford pined us in our half at times and it was hard to concentrate. I needed to be on my A-game all the time because we were so pinned back. I thought we had chances and I could have done better.

A BIG COMPETITION

Reflecting on being placed up against Premier League opponents and playing in the FA Cup, Edwards added: "I think that's the best way to learn. I have learnt a lot from this game,

"It's such a big competition to play in. Today I have played in it and it was crazy."

EXCLUSIVE: EDWARDS REFLECTS ON CITY DEBUT WITH BCTV

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