SURPRISE Town debutant Shane Killock believes a similar team performance to that at Crewe will bring a different result when Cheltenham visit the Galpharm on Saturday.
The 18-year-old Hepworth United product was delighted to get a first-team chance at Gresty Road but disappointed by the 2-0 scoreline which left his side eighth in League I.
Like manager Andy Ritchie, he thought Town had the bulk of possession, but paid the price for failure to take their chances.
Crewe, on the other hand, counted through their own debutant, on-loan Spurs striker Lee Barnard (16 minutes) and former Rotherham midfielder Eugen Bopp (39) to spell misery for the 949 Town supporters in a 5,164 crowd.
Second-year Academy player Killock was a season-ticket holder for three seasons until he joined the club at the start of last season after spending a year at Greenhead College.
From watching David Mirfin from the stands, the Scholes-based player went to playing alongside him on Saturday, and said: “I’m upset at the result but happy to have had this chance.
“I didn’t know I was starting until we arrived at the ground – I was hoping to be on the bench in all honesty – and that stopped me getting too nervous.
“It was quicker than I’m used to and you get far less time on the ball, but I tried to keep calm, and keep my concentration, and I was happy with the way I played.
“We had lots of the ball and lots of chances, and even at two down, we thought we could have got back into it
“We just needed to get that breakthrough in front of goal, but we couldn’t manage it.
“On another day, if we play like that, we will win, and we can go into the Cheltenham game in a positive way.
“I’d love to be involved, but I’m taking nothing for granted.”