Date: 7th December 2016 at 10:23am
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Ryan Nyambe has been there or thereabouts in the Blackburn squad for a little while now but has had to wait for his first start in the Championship. This came in Rovers’ draw with Huddersfield at the weekend.

The 19-year-old not only started this game at Ewood Park he also finished it, completing his first 90 minutes at first-team level for Blackburn as well.

After the match he spoke of his delight at his start and the point gained, he’s quoted by rovers.co.uk as telling Radio Rovers.

‘It was a very good game for me to be fair. It was a tough one but I thought I did well and that it was a good point for us in the end.’

Nyambe was first made aware he could be in line for a start as last week unfolded. However, it wasn’t until the Friday Owen Coyle confirmed this start to the teenager.

That is when the nerves kicked in a little but once this game got underway he was fine, adding.

‘The gaffer told me on Tuesday that I was in his thoughts to start, so that got me prepared, then on Friday I found out I was starting. I was a little bit nervous the night before but once I was on the pitch I was okay. The gaffer told me to concentrate and the boys got me going, told me to play with a smile on my face.’

His hard work and effort since joining the club as a 13-year-old is now paying off with this an experience he’s looking to replicate with more involvement under Coyle in the months ahead this season.

Nyambe reflected on the important point gained as well as his future plans when concluding.

‘They were good in the first 30 minutes of the first half, but in the second half I felt that we could have got another goal. We wanted to carry on the form that we are in and get the three points that we needed, but it could be an important point today. I’ve been with the club since I was 13, it has been hard work, but it is paying off right now. I want more now, I’ve got to use this experience.’

It’s always good to see one of the players that’s come through the clubs setup handed involvement like this but has he done enough to keep his place at Preston on Saturday?

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