DANNY CADAMERTERI said he was delighted to make a first start in nine months but disappointed Huddersfield Town could only draw with Carlisle.
The 32-year-old responded to his unexpected selection ahead of Donal McDermott and Danny Ward with a lively display on the right.
It was only his second appearance of the season after coming off the bench during the FA Cup first-round defeat at Swindon.
And the former Dundee United man who is in his second spell at Town last started in the win at Bristol Rovers in March.
Boss Lee Clark said: “Danny was outstanding, and only came off because of a bit of cramp, which is understandable.
“He did everything I asked, competed in the air, used his pace and his power and stopped their left-back Matty Robson from pushing forward, which he likes to do.”
Cadamarteri said: “It was great to be involved, and while this point could turn out to be valuable, it’s disappointing we didn’t get all three.
“I only found out I was in the side a few hours before the game, but I always work hard in training to keep myself sharp and I’m always eager to play.
“Hopefully I’ll be involved again at Notts County on Monday.”