Bobby Pointon confessed he was "over the moon" after scoring his first goal in claret and amber yesterday against Swindon Town.
The 19-year-old academy product netted in the 50th minute at the University of Bradford Stadium, to seal a 1-0 in Kevin McDonald's first game in caretaker charge.
It was a moment he had "always dreamt of", as he wheeled away in celebration towards the away end.
“I am over the moon,” he said immediately after the game.
“I have dreamt of that moment since I was five years old, then 14 years later I finally got it.
“The plan has always been, if I score in front of The TL Dallas Stand then I am running to the away end, and if I scored in front of The Kop I would run in front of that.
“It is really special to score in front of the City fans. It means even more to me as it is my boyhood club.
“I am really pushing for this club to do well.”
Pointon admitted he enjoyed playing under McDonald, with tactical tweaks suiting him and his natural game well.
He added: “I think we all saw the togetherness of the team today. It was good to be part of.
“The high press worked. We forced their 'keeper long a lot.
“Then we would regain possession every time. It was working so we carried it on.
“Kev has been really professional and has definitely been showing his experience with us. He has the respect of everyone in the dressing room.
“I know players always say the fans help, but they really do, especially at Valley Parade. They were amazing today.”