Kortney Hause has thanked manager Gareth Ainsworth and assistant manager Richard Dobson for showing faith in him.
After two substitute appearances against Crewe Alexandra in the FA Cup and Yeovil Town in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, Hause was handed his first professional start in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Morecambe at Adams Park.
The 17-year-old excelled at the heart of the Wycombe defence alongside Dave Winfield as the Blues extended their unbeaten run in the league to four games.
After the game, Hause tweeted: “Today I made my 1st start for the 1st team and played 90 mins. I played decent.
"Big shout outs to Gaz and Dobbo for trusting me, hopefully I done them proud."
Of the youngster, Ainsworth said: “Kortney did superbly the other night at Yeovil and earned his right to be in the team today, and I thought he did magnificently for a 17-year-old.
"There was no time Kortney got outclassed in any way. You have to look at the future and think things are bright for Kortney Hause, and hopefully he'll be another one who'll flourish under myself.
"He’s actually a second-year academy player by rights. If we had a youth team he'd still be in it, which is the crazy thing."
Hause is the eighth player under the age of 20 that Ainsworth has given a full debut to this season, following Josh Scowen (19), Jordan Archer (19), Jesse Kewley-Graham (19), Bruno Andrade (19), Olly Taylor (18), Ade Azeez (18) and Junior Morias (17).
Ainsworth said: "That shows what we've done here - you'll get chances under me. It doesn't matter about age and experience, it's ability and form."