Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot is delighted to finally be getting a chance to play in the Premier League as he deputises for the injured Tim Krul.
The 26-year-old, a 2011 arrival at St James' Park from Charlton, has been limited to cup and UEFA Europa League appearances over his first 18 months on Tyneside.
But he made his top-flight debut in the 4-2 win over Southampton at the weekend, filling in for first-choice keeper Krul as he recovers from an ankle injury.
Elliot conceded within three minutes as Morgan Schneiderlin netted an early opener but shrugged off the setback to help Alan Pardew's side to a welcome win.
"I've played a few games this year in Europe and the cups, which has been nice. But to play in the Premier League is the top one, the one you want to put against your name," he said in the Daily Express.
"If you'd told me six years ago that I would make my Premier League debut for Newcastle at St James', I wouldn't have believed you. It was a good day.