Bunn admits debut relief
Blackburn goalkeeper Mark Bunn has confessed he felt under pressure when making his Premier League debut.
Last Updated: 29/12/10 11:05am
Blackburn goalkeeper Mark Bunn has confessed he felt under pressure when making his Premier League debut, but he now wants to keep his place in the team.
An injury suffered by Paul Robinson in Tuesday's 3-1 win at West Brom meant that the shot-stopper got a first taste of the action in England's top flight after a long wait.
Former Northampton player Bunn was introduced at half-time and important saves, especially a stop from Simon Cox, helped manager Steve Kean collect his first win since taking charge.
Having been forced to play second fiddle to Robinson for two-and-a-half years, the 26-year-old was delighted to feature in the Premier League and has now set his sights on the New Year's Day trip to Sunderland.
Bunn said in the Lancashire Telegraph: "It has been a bit of a whirlwind but I am delighted to make my Premier League debut and delighted with the result.
"It is a relief to get that out of the way. I have been on the bench waiting for a chance and when you get the chance you have to take it.
"It was a bit of a pressure game coming on at 1-1 and I am delighted to get it over and done with and delighted we won the game.
"The first save was crucial. That settled me down early and gave me confidence. I want to start playing games.
"I don't know how serious Robbo's injury is but will have to see if I get another chance on Saturday."