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TY BROWNING ON WIGAN ATHLETIC DEBUT

12 January 2014

Everton loanee Ty Browning shares his thoughts after his Wigan Athletic debut.

After signing on loan for Wigan Athletic on Friday, 19-year-old Everton defender Ty Browning was handed his debut for Latics at half time yesterday in the 3-0 victory over AFC Bournemouth.

The young defender replaced James Perch at half time with Latics 1-0 up against the Cherries, and with work still to do to cement victory, Browning said he enjoyed his first taste of first team action.

“I’m really happy to make my debut, it was a good test and I really enjoyed it.

“I didn’t expect to be involved so early on to be honest, but with James (Perch) coming off at half time it gave me the opportunity.

“The gaffer told me to just go out there and enjoy it which I did and it was nice that he congratulated me at full time.”

Browning is making the step up from Under 21 football and said he’s definitely noticed a difference.

“It was a big difference to Under 21s football, but I got really involved and in the end it was a good result for the team.

“It was a physical game, but I’d like to think I handled it well.”

The England Under 19 international was welcomed by the DW Stadium crowd with a warm round of applause, and he paid tribute to the supporters, saying:

“The supporters made me feel very welcome and that made things easier for me.

“I made a run down the wing and put a cross behind the goal, but the fans gave me a round of applause which I felt was a really nice touch.”

Also helping the youngster to settle was Latics captain Emmerson Boyce, Browning added:

“My team mates made me feel really comfortable and Emmerson Boyce helped me a lot.

“He’s a very experienced player and I felt settled playing next to him.

“His communication is a big factor and he’s always talking which helps to keep things organised at the back.”

WATCH: Highlights from yesterday's 3-0 victory available on YouTube by [clicking here] with extended highlights on Latics Player available by [clicking here].

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