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O’Neil delighted to make debut

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12:00 17th March 2014

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LIAM O’Neil has thanked Pepe Mel for giving him the opportunity to fulfil his lifetime ambition of playing in the Barclays Premier League. 


The 20-year-old Albion Academy product came off the bench to make his professional debut in the dying moments of Saturday’s crucial 2-1 win at Swansea.


And the versatile player says it was an incredible feeling to be involved in such a crucial fixture for the Baggies.


“It was amazing,” said O’Neil.


“I don’t know whether to cry or laugh, it was unbelievable.


“I only got on for a short while but it is every young players dream.


“It was nerve-racking but it’s something I’ve always wanted to do.


“Pepe has given me the chance.


“Hopefully I’ve taken it and shown him what I can do.


“It was incredible at the end and it’s difficult to explain how it felt.


“I’d like to thank all the staff at West Brom and all the people who have helped me.”