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Viv Solomon-Otabor pleased to make Birmingham City debut

26 August 2015, 18:13

London - Birmingham City winger Viv Solomon-Otabor has admitted that he was nervous before he stepped out onto the St. Andrew's Stadium pitch for his official debut on Tuesday night in the League Cup against Gillingham.

The 19 - year - old has been a regular for the Blues Development squad inthe past few seasons and everything indicates that he will be given a chance in the first team in the ongoing campaign.

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''It was a great feeling to make my debut, I was a bit nervous but at the same time I wanted to play,'' Viv Solomon-Otabor told news24.

''The manager told me to go out and enjoy it, and to work hard and to stretch the game in behind. ''

Viv Solomon-Otabor tested the Gillingham defense several times after he came off the bench in the 77th minute but did not cap off a fine performance by scoring in his first senior game for Birmingham City.

''I was not disappointed I didn't score, I was just happy and thankful to have the opportunity to play,'' the Birmingham City number 17 added.

The youngster extended his contract with Birmingham City at the end of last season before his trip to Nigeria, where he trained with the country's Olympic National Team.

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