Jacob Bedeau was pleased to get 90 minutes under his belt and progress to the next round of the Leasing.com Trophy with a 3-0 win over Sunderland.
United finished second in their group after defeating the Black Cats and will now progress to the next round, which is drawn on Friday.
He told iFollow Iron: “It was a good performance overall. It’s good to keep that undefeated run at home (since August 31st) going and win 3-0.”
Lee Novak was at the double, netting first from the penalty spot following Luke O’Nien’s sending off, and Abo Eisa scored a much deserved goal in the cup clash.
“Once they went down to 10 men, we controlled the game,” he said. “That breakaway where we got the penalty and he’s been sent off helped us out.”
Bedeau almost bagged one of his own in the first-half, thwarted by O’Nien well placed on the line to block his header.
“I just got my head to it and I got a bit of stick from the boys and reeling away a bit too early,” he jested.
“It’s been cleared off the line so it’s one of those things. Hopefully, another time it goes in.”
He believed the Iron held their own against a full-strength League One side.
He added: “It was their main team so it showed we can play against good opposition and more than hold our own.”
The young defender hailed the tournament for allowing fringe players like himself make their case.
“Every game is a challenge. When Leicester came here, it was a tough test. For young players like me to show what we can do, it’s a really good thing,” he explained.
The 19-year-old hopes he has done enough to impress manager Paul Hurst to be involved in more first-team affairs.
“It’s up to the manager. Hopefully I’ve proved myself but I’m here to help the team in any way I can," he concluded.
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