Jimmy Shan messages West Brom youngster Dara O'Shea on Twitter

West Bromwich Interim manager James Shan      during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final first leg match between Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion at Villa Park, Birmingham on...

Dara O'Shea made his debut for West Bromwich Albion's first-team in their Carabao Cup tie on Tuesday.

Dara OShea of West Bromwich Albion celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-1 during the pre-season friendly between Rotherham United v West Bromwich Albion at AESSEAL New York Stadium...

Jimmy Shan has reached out to Dara O'Shea on Twitter after the defender expressed his delight at making his first-team debut for West Brom in their Carabao Cup tie with Millwall on Tuesday night.

O'Shea was named by Slaven Bilic at centre-back for the tie with their Championship rivals at the Hawthorns having been an unused substitute in both of their opening two league games this season, including for the draw with the Lions at the weekend.


It was a disappointing night for the Baggies as Millwall came from behind to win 2-1. But O'Shea certainly did not disgrace himself with his first appearance for the senior side.

The 20-year-old - who spent last season on loan at Exeter City - showed little hesitation when it came to getting stuck into challenges, while he also made a number of clearances for Bilic's men.

Dara O'Shea (27) of West Bromwich Albion warms up during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and West Bromwich Albion at the City Ground, Nottingham on Saturday 3rd...

It was the kind of display that will leave the West Brom boss feeling confident that O'Shea will be able to step up if he is called upon during the coming months. The Baggies do not have a lot of centre-back options, so there is every chance that O'Shea will get the opportunity to build on his debut in the very near future.

And after he took to social media to comment on making his bow for the club this week, former Baggies boss Shan replied with an emotional message as he congratulated the youngster on making the most of his chance.

James Shan the head coach

Here is Shan's message to O'Shea...

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