On Tuesday evening James Husband, at just 18 years old, became the second youngest player to ever captain Doncaster Rovers, just pipped to the post by Ian Snodin who was 17.
Despite losing out narrowly when the game went to penalties, captain Husband was full of praise for the boys, Josh Meade, Harry Middleton and Evan Finnegan who have progressed through the Doncaster Rovers youth system.
"The young lads have done brilliant tonight, it's a great experience for them".
Speaking after the game, manager Dean Saunders was more than happy with their performance;
"Josh, Harry and Evan who have only trained with us a couple of times and Wakey [Liam Wakefield], who played centre back all did really well. We played some great football and I’m sure that the fans that came from Doncaster, on a night like this, have gone home pretty excited about some of the young players that we have got coming through".
Fans have also taken to twitter to air their feelings about the game. Some fans, clearly impressed by the youth boy’s performance, even created the twitter hashtag; '#futuresbright'.
Ben Rome: 'Congratulations to @harrymiddleton_ @meadey8 and @liam_wakefield on making their first team debuts last night. Great performance from all'.
Grant Dyson: 'hope he can play some of these youngsters in the league, bring them through like he did hubby #drfc'
Jack Phelan: '@meadey8 @liam_wakefield @harrymiddleton_ big well done tonight lads #drfc #futuresbright
Doncaster Rovers would like to thank our fans for their support despite being knocked out of the Johnstone's paint trophy. We would also like to thank our Rovers Alliance members as without your support, we would not be able to produce such talented players through the youth development system.