Denver Hume is still beaming with pride after making his Sunderland debut on the final day of the 2017-18 season.
With 19 minutes remaining, the left-back replaced Bryan Oviedo to top off a long season during which he’s played a key role for the under-23s.
Hume wasn’t alone, as Luke Molyneux and Bali Mumba also made their debuts while fellow academy graduates Ethan Robson, Elliot Embleton and Joel Asoro also featured.
And speaking to safc.com, the 21-year-old reflected on a memorable day for the club’s youth system.
“It was a very proud moment me because I’ve waited a long time for it,” explained Hume.
“I didn’t expect it to come this season, so I was really pleased just to get out there.”
He continued: “It’s been a long season and I’ve played a lot of games with the under-23s.
“To end the season on a high by making my debut at the Stadium of Light is something that I’ll never forget.
“It gives me a massive boost heading into the summer as I’ve now had a taste of where I want to be.“Hopefully, I can come back for pre-season and really kick on, and play a few more games.”