YORK CITY teenager Charlie Jebson-King says he hopes last weekend's first-team debut is just a taste of things to come in his professional career.

City manager Steve Watson handed Jebson-King, 17, his debut for the club as a substitute in the final five minutes in York's 2-0 win over Irlam in the FA Cup second qualifying round.

The former Leeds United junior delivered a brilliant first-time cross and attempted a nutmeg on his fleeting appearance.

And he hopes more chances to shine in the York first-team will soon follow.

“It was a good game, it was good to see all of the fans turn up for the FA Cup," said Jebson-King.

"For them, it was a good occasion and for us it was a case of getting the right result and keeping our unbeaten run going.

"I thought it was a good game and I enjoyed watching it and I enjoyed getting on the field for a few minutes at the end.

"I tried at nutmeg on the halfway line, which probably wasn’t the best idea!

"After that, I was fine and I settled into the game. There were no nerves or anything like that. For me, it was another game and it’s one step closer to where I want to be.

"The gaffer’s given lots of young players opportunities this season and he’s given me a chance to make my debut.

"He gave me chances in pre-season too and now I’ve made my debut for the team in the FA Cup, so I’ve got to thank him for that."

Jebson-King has been at York since the age of ten before putting pen-to-paper on a professional deal with the club earlier this month following a string of impressive displays during pre-season and for the club's under-19s.

"I’ve played every game so far for the U19s this season, playing the full 90 minutes in every game and I feel like I’ve progressed well during that time," added the York-born player who can feature as either a defender or midfielder.

"Like the first team, we’re on a good run of form at the minute, progressing in the FA Youth Cup and doing well in the league too. It’s all been good experience."

The teenager has a busy schedule at the moment as he trains with both the York first-team and the U19s, playing competitive matches for the latter too.

"I feel like I am gaining in confidence all the time," Jebson-King said. "I’m training at the club almost every day, whether it’s with the first team or the U19s.

"Being a part of the team has given me the confidence to express myself and try more things on the field that you wouldn’t normally do.

"When the first team are in, I’m training with them and then when the first team aren’t in, I’ll train with the boys in the U19s as well.

"I’m certainly busy at the minute! I’m generally in around five times a week, with a game on a Saturday and a day off on Sunday’s.

"It can be a bit of a hectic schedule, but I enjoy it and I wouldn’t change it for anything. Being able to play football for a living is the best thing in the world, to me."

Understandably given his age, the physical demands of men's football at the sixth tier is still something Jebson-King is growing into.

"I think one of the main things in my game that I’m looking to work on is my presence on the field and being stronger," he admitted.

"I’ve got to work on the defensive side of my game too and for me it’s about improving my defensive ability, if I do play at wing-back."