U23s forward David Bremang has been busy since Friday, when he was told he was going to be included in the first-team squad for the first time.
He watched on from the bench as the Reds overcame Barrow in the Emirates FA Cup but took centre stage for our U23s in an action-packed South Yorkshire derby three days later.
Bremang was a thorn in the side of Sheffield United, registering two goals, although it was the Blades that emerged victorious with a 3-2 win.
“It was a disappointment to at least not come away with a draw,” Bremang explained. “I thought in the second-half we were probably the better team, I thought we created more chances.”
The 21-year-old opened the scoring, but United overturned the deficit to head into the half-time break with a 2-1 lead.
Bremang converted a penalty with just three minutes of normal time remaining to level proceedings and it appeared as if the spoils were going to be shared at Bramall Lane.
However, a late Blades winner sent Barnsley home empty-handed.
“It was frustrating because it was a goal that could probably have been avoided,” Bremang said. “We obviously wanted to go for the win after equalising but at the same time, if you’re going to do that, you have to make sure you don’t lose.”
The forward joined from Coventry City in the summer and has made an impression since arriving at Oakwell, notching seven goals for the U23s.
His inclusion in the first-team squad for the win over Barrow marked his first senior call-up and he is hoping it is not his last.
“I’m just aiming to play, whether that’s in the under-23s or first-team, and keep scoring,” he stated.
“I think I’ve done well to be fair. At the start of the season, it was a bit of a slow start trying to get used to everything but now, I’m more settled in, and hopefully I can kick on from here.
“It was a good experience to be on the bench in the FA Cup. Obviously, it was a bit of a crazy game, but that’s the FA Cup for you.
“I’ve seen that if you do well in the under-23s, you’ll get your chance at this club. I’ve just got to keep doing well and hopefully, my chance will come.”