LUKE DALEY relished the prospect of playing in front of the York City supporters when making his home debut on Friday night. 

Huddersfield Town loanee made his debut at the LNER Community Stadium in York's 1-0 defeat to Sky Bet League One side Wigan Athletic, as City exited the Emirates FA Cup at the second round.

Daley enjoyed making his debut in front of a bumper crowd and praised York's atmosphere, but felt disappointed that Neal Ardley's side couldn't progress further in the tournament.

"It was good to be fair, it was disappointing not to get the win," Daley told the Press.

"On a personal note it was good for me to make my debut in front of six thousand odd, it's probably one of the biggest crowds I've played in.

"I think the last time I had that was at Chesterfield, but it was good.

"It's probably the highest level I've played at in a competitive game so far, it was good. 

"They kept with us all of the way. It's unfortunate we didn't get a goal for them in the game."

Daley also went into detail on his preferred position as well as his relationship with centre-backs Tyler Cordner and Callum Howe, with the youngster enjoying making the step back into senior football after his time with the Huddersfield B team.

"Naturally I'm a left-back, but I can play both positions.

"I've played a lot there for the B team at Huddersfield, so it's not like it's new to me.

"There's a lot of communication and a lot of talking. You've just got to be focused at all times. 

"It's only a month loan but it's hard at first I reckon, I was thrown straight in for Maidenhead and I didn't know anyone really, I had only been there for a day.

"I met the lads who trained on Thursday but only met them on the day of the Friday when we travelled. That was a hard thing, but I'm getting settled in.

"It's just about getting games and senior football, that's the main thing for me.

"Obviously I'll be going back to Huddersfield in January, so it's about kicking on from there. 

"It's massive, our B team set-up is only really friendlies and we have the Premier League cup.

"But it's about getting into those competitive games in senior football, there's good crowds and that's the main thing."

Manager Ardley was equally as pleased with Daley's home debut, saying: “I thought he did really well, he’s played there for Huddersfield, he’s more of an attacking full-back but he has played there for Huddersfield.

"It was easy having that natural left-footer to step in, and we said to him at times that if he wants to go and join in with Thierry (Latty-Fairweather), then go and join in with Thierry, and he did in the first-half."