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Bird: A dream come true

Defender delighted to make Magpies debut

10 November 2017

Pierce Bird was thrilled to make his Notts County debut earlier this week.

The young defender made his bow as a senior professional in the 2-1 Checkatrade Trophy defeat at Lincoln City, completing the full 90 minutes.

"I was a bit nervous at first because I didn't think I would be making my debut so soon," he admitted.

"After scoring the own goal, which I couldn't do much about, I knew I had to make up for it throughout the game.

"But I thought it went quite well overall; I stood my ground.

"I took a lot in - what I did well and what I can improve on - and now I want to keep pushing to the first team and be on the bench a lot more."

Bird had a number of family members in the stands at Sincil Bank and it was a proud night for them too.

"My family were buzzing for me," he said.

"For some of them to see me playing for Notts County, who they support, it was a dream come true."

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