Notts County captain Michael O'Connor was pleased to make his debut against Stevenage this afternoon.
The Northern Irishman produced a Man of the Match display as the Magpies drew 1-1 in their first home match of the season.
O'Connor was happy to get 78 minutes under his belt, although frustrated with the result.
He said: "Your first game is always nice with the fans giving you a round of applause. But the main thing today was trying to get the three points.
"The gaffer’s come in and wants us to play football - with the formation we play we should be - but today we didn’t.
"I thought we did OK in the first half - we had a 25/30-minute spell where we looked good, but the second half straight from the kick-off we didn’t get going.
"But we’ve picked up a point so we’re on the board now."
O'Connor was speaking for the first time since being named skipper by manager John Sheridan.
He said: "It’s a privilege to be captain of Notts County. It’s good that the gaffer has put the trust in me.
"I was captain through Northern Ireland youth Under 17s and 19s, I was captain at Crewe aged 20/21 when the captain was injured and I’ve had the armband at Port Vale for three of four games when Dicko was injured."
Click here to watch O'Connor and Sheridan's post-match interviews on Magpie Player HD.