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Fletcher's living the dream

5 September 2013

Tommy Fletcher says he still pinching himself after making his professional debut in Tuesday’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy victory at Exeter City.

The 18-year-old was playing for Cheshunt in the Ryman League North Division last season before being snapped up by Blues boss Gareth Ainsworth after impressing on trial.

“It’s slowly sinking in, but I still can’t believe it,” Fletcher told

“Seven/eight months ago I was playing in front of crowds of 70 or 80 people and now I’m playing in front of a couple of thousand.

“I’ve been in and around the squad and for Gaz to give me an opportunity to make my debut I was over the moon.

“I was biting my fingernails just before he told me to go and warm up. As they called me over that’s when I had to calm myself down and do a job.

“Even though it was the last two minutes we still needed to see the game out and not conceded – it was just great to get out on the pitch.

“I’ve just got to say a big thanks to Gaz for giving me the opportunity.

“I know I’ve got to be patient and wait for my time. It’s great to see the likes of Max and Kortney come in and play their part. Hopefully I can follow in their footsteps.”

Fletcher added: “It was a great victory and they were class finishes from Matty and Ant. I was just glad to be a part of it.

“The boys that have been playing have been brilliant. They’ve been working hard and they carried it on again and hopefully we can carry it on to next week.”

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