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Irish Youngster Andrew Moran Had No Idea That A Premier League Debut Was On The Way

Irish Youngster Andrew Moran Had No Idea That A Premier League Debut Was On The Way
Gary Connaughton
By Gary Connaughton
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Evan Ferguson may be dominating the headlines with his exploits in recent times, but he is not the only young Irish player making waves at Brighton & Hove Albion at the moment.

While Ferguson would score his second Premier League goal against Everton in midweek, his compatriot Andrew Moran would also make his debut in the division in the same fixture.


A 19-year old Bray Wanderers product, the winger has been at the English club since 2020.

Andrew Moran was shocked to make Premier League debut

Andrew Moran came off the bench for the final ten minutes or so at Goodison Park, fulfilling a lifelong dream in the process.


Speaking to Sussex Live, he revealed that he had no idea that he would be making his Premier League debut in this game. He would go on to praised Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi for his impact on him since arriving at the club.

You look at some of the players on our bench so when he called me and Adam Lallana up it was unreal, an unbelievable feeling.

The head coach called me over and my first thought was, 'Are you sure you want me?’

I don't think it's really sunk in, I was buzzing after I got the shout to come on.

Usually you find out the day before if you are going to play and I have been in a few squads now but I didn't really expect it.

It's what I've been dreaming of since I was a kid. As soon as the final whistle went I thought ‘I want more - to have more touches and to get on the ball’, but I am delighted...

You learn so much every day.

[De Zerbi] is so passionate about football, he has his way of playing and we know if we follow his approach it will bring us success.

He sees the little details as well, such as when you're in or out of possession, where you should be and why you should always give someone an angle to the person on the ball.

You say to yourself, 'why didn't I think of that before?'

Learning from him and then trying to bring his advice into your game every day in training is so helpful.

Andrew Moran will now be hoping to add to his appearance tally in the months ahead, although breaking into this high flying Brighton team will be no easy task.


Along with Evan Ferguson, it is great to see talented Irish youngsters being given an opportunity at the club.

SEE ALSO: 7 Irish Players We Want To See Switch Clubs This Month

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