George Hirst takes to Twitter after making Sheffield Wednesday debut; fans respond

General view of Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium

The youngster was unable to prevent the Championship side being knocked out of the League Cup.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal looks dejected at the end of the matchSheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal

Although Sheffield Wednesday will want to forget the result of their League Cup clash with Cambridge United as quickly as possible, it was a night to remember for one of the Owls squad.

After their dramatic victory over Aston Villa on the opening day of the Championship season, Carlos Carvalhal made several changes to his line-up for the clash against the League Two side.

Sheffield Wednesday’s Lucas Joao celebrates scoring their first goalLucas Joao had put Sheffield Wednesday ahead

Despite the inclusion of several youngsters, things seemed to be going to plan for the side that reached the quarter-final of this competition last season - beating Arsenal and Newcastle along the way - as Lucas Joao opened the scoring shortly after half-time.

However, a wonder-strike from Piero Mingoia took the tie to extra-time, and with penalties looming, Luke Berry scored two minutes from the end of the additional half-hour to complete the turnaround. 

Cambridge United's Luke Berry scores their second goalLuke Berry scored Cambridge's winner

While the result may have disappointed the away side, there was a sense of excitement two minutes into extra-time as George Hirst - son of Wednesday legend David Hirst - was brought on to make his debut for Carvalhal's men.

David Hirst - Sheffield Wednesday celebrates after scoring his teams first goal of the gameGeorge Hirst has some big shoes to fill at Hillsborough

The youngster may have been unable to get onto the scoresheet, but having previously been a Premier League target (via Daily Mail), there is no doubt that Wednesday supporters have high hopes that the academy graduate can follow in his father's footsteps and become a club hero in the future.

And they made that view very clear as they responded after he took to Twitter to comment on making his debut...

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