Dream debut delights Steer
Canaries keeper looking to push on after debut against Baggies
Last Updated: January 29, 2012 4:25pm
Jed Steer: Delighted to make his debut for hometown club Norwich on Saturday
Jed Steer has spoken of his delight after making a dream debut for hometown club Norwich in the 2-1 win over West Brom.
The 19-year-old keeper pulled off a string of stunning saves at the Hawthorns on Saturday as the Canaries reached the fifth round of the FA Cup, where they will face Leicester at home.
His performance earned the praise of boss Paul Lambert and Steer - who made 12 appearances on loan at Yeovil earlier this season - is now looking to push on at Carrow Road.
The keeper, who has represented England at several youth levels, told the club's official website: "I grew up a Norwich fan and had a season ticket as a five year old. I've always been to the games so it's great to get my debut now for this club.
"I think I've done all right. John (Ruddy) has been fantastic all season and I've learnt so much from him. If something was to happen hopefully I can stand in.
"The two saves happened so quickly that I just flung a leg out hoping to get something on it and thankfully I did. The one from Thomas I just got there, I flung an arm out and it's hit my head!"
Steer believes his time at Yeovil has been an invaluable learning experience, adding: "The spell at Yeovil was brilliant and it was good to get those games under my belt.
"It was great to get some experience and that's helped me come here, do well on my debut and get the victory.
"Being part of the first team there showed me how much you want to be in football.
"Football is so great and to come back to Norwich with a bit more experience was one of the reasons that I think led to the gaffer chucking me in and giving me my chance.
"Yeovil was brilliant and I can't thank them enough for letting me be their number one for 12 games."