Jaden Brown played just shy of 60 minutes during Sheffield Wednesday’s EFL clash against Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
The young full-back came on as an early substitute after an injury to Olamide Shodipo cut his afternoon short.
In a tightly contested match-up between the newly relegated League One club and their opposition from the higher division, The Owls were eventually edged out on penalties, following a 0-0 draw after extra time.
The Terriers won the match 4-2 on penalties, progressing to the second round of the cup which will be played from August 23 onwards.
For Brown, it was his first competitive game since making his summer move to Wednesday, and funnily enough, it was Huddersfield he departed in the summer, following the expiration of his contract with the Championship club.
Brown will hope to play a part when the League One campaign gets underway this Saturday. The Owls heads to southeast London to face Charlton Athletic.
Taking to Instagram after the narrow defeat to his former club, Brown said: “Frustrating to lose on pens, a lot of positives to take into our first league game Saturday. Some fans we got 🔥🦉”
It was unfortunate that an injury Shodipo was the reason why he was given so much game time against his former employers, but from Brown’s point of view, he did himself no harm with the performance he put in.
Brown will be hoping to operate from his usual left-back role when the season commences this upcoming weekend, but he will also not complain if he is required in a more attacking position.
Brown struggled for first-team minutes with The Terriers last time out with Harry Toffolo emerging as one of the club’s stars from the past couple of seasons.
Brown will be hoping that he can cement a starting spot under Darren Moore and play a vital part in a very important season at Wednesday.