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Right place, right time…Britton looks back on goal-scoring debut

It might have proved a consolation goal in the grand scheme of things, but it was a moment of personal pride when Louis Britton stuck the ball in the back of the Brentford net.

 

The Under-23s striker was introduced from the bench to make his first team debut at Ashton Gate on Saturday.

City were 3-0 down but a free-kick routine led to the forward being in the right place at the right time before he put the ball low through the legs of Bees keeper David Raya in the 87th minute.

Alex Scott chipped a ball into Nathan Baker whose header guided the ball into the path of Britton and the 20-year-old made no mistake with the finish.

WATCH: LOUIS BRITTON'S INTERVIEW AFTER HIS GOAL-SCORING DEBUT

The former Mangotsfield United striker, the Robins’ 9th Academy debutant this season, told Robins TV: “It’s an unbelievable moment for me to make my debut and score. It’s a disappointing result but we move on to next season and hopefully all goes well.

“I said to Scotty (Alex Scott) to put it on Bakes’ head and I’ll be there. It worked to plan really, it’s gone the right way and gone in so it’s an unbelievable moment.

“It’s a proud moment for me, I wear the shirt with pride and it’s unbelievable being a local lad is even better, so I hope to get many more chances next season.”

Relishing the challenge

It was quite the task against a Brentford aide who had already secured their play-off place but Britton threw himself straight into the challenge and is relishing his next chance at this level.

He said: “It was a tough battle, I got booked but I don’t think it was a booking. I’ve got a lot to learn and I’m a young lad who has to keep working hard. I’ve not made it yet, so I have to keep working hard and hopefully I’ll get many more chances.

“Watching it, the physical side doesn’t look too bad but when you’re playing in the game you feel it a bit so I’ll work on that over the off season I’m sure.”

Under-23s semi-final

The first team season has now concluded but there is the matter of a Professional Development League play-off content at the forefront of Britton’s mind.

The Under-23s are set to play Birmingham City at Ashton Gate on Friday (May 14th, KO TBC), live on Robins TV, and Britton hopes to be involved.

“It’s a big play-off semi-final against Birmingham next week. We hope to win that and hopefully get to the final and win that as well to finish the season on a high,” he said.

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