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Slattery 'proud' after making first league start

4th February 2019, 18:10 by Tom McGarry

Southampton youngster Callum Slattery says he was filled with pride after being handed his first Premier League start against Burnley.

The 19-year-old midfielder played the full 90 minutes of Saturday's 1-1 draw at Turf Moor after being handed a chance to impress by manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.

Slattery had featured in the Premier League before, coming on as a substitute against Crystal Palace and Leicester, while he also played the full 90 minutes against Derby in the FA Cup last month.

However, the teenager felt making his first top-flight start was a particularly proud moment.

"I’m very pleased," he told the club website. "It’s a proud day to get a full 90 in the Premier League and a first start, so it’s a great feeling, but it’s bittersweet not to come away with three points."

The England under-20 international feels he is certainly thriving in the Southampton first-team and he has praised Hassenhuttl for giving himself, as well as fellow youngsters Yan Valery and Michael Obafemi, a chance to impress.

He added: "I’m loving it. We’re learning every day under the manager, and from being in and around the first-team boys. Hopefully we can keep kicking on."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.

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