Strachan Has To Throw In The Kids

Last updated : 30 December 2009 By Boro Mad


The striker came on as a second half substitute at Barnsley to make a landmark appearance aged just 16 years, five months and three weeks.

Williams is the youngest since Tom Murray played in a 3-0 top flight defeat at Sheffield Wednesday in 1905.

Luke Williams: “I enjoyed it, It was great.

“I had no idea I was going to play until the manager told me to warm up - and run!

“He just said to ‘go and do what you’ve been doing and enjoy it’ and I did enjoy it.

“I’m buzzing now. It’s all come so fast,” said Williams, who is qualified for England and the Republic of Ireland.

“This season I was hoping just to play for the Under-18 side but now I just want to play more games for the first team.

“The manager has taken me under his wing and given me my first real chance."