There was a small moment of history yesterday when goalkeeper Jack Stevens made his debut for Oxford United.
Jack's appearance, coming on as a sub after Simon Eastwood's red card, saw him make an astonishing save to keep United 2-1 ahead against Charlton
"It was a decent save" he told iFollow "but I was more concerned with getting everyone ready for the corner! Obviously I didn't want to get a chance under those circumstances but at least it didn't give any time to get nervous. It was a case of getting out there and helping the team get a win."
Jack's appearance was a milestone for Youth Development for the club. Jack became the 100th player to step up from the youth team to the first team, joining a list that contains England captain Mark Wright, full internationals like Sam Ricketts, Lee Nogan and Callum O’Dowda and players who have enjoyed long and distinguished careers such as Robbie Mustoe, Dean Whitehead, Mick Tait and Les Taylor- the last man to captain Watford in an FA Cup Final and still part of the backroom staff helping to guide the best young players in Oxfordshire towards the first team.
Here is the list
(List contains players to step up from U18 side or equivalent since 1962 only. Harvey Bradbury and Armani Little made debuts from the under 23 side while Josh Ruffels was with the youth set up at a much younger age group. Eddie Odhiambo, we hope you are happy now.)