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18-Year-Old Wexford Man Makes His Championship Debut For Rooney’s Derby County

An eighteen-year-old Wexford native made his championship debut today…

The English Championship is one tier below the English Premier League.

Festy Ebosele, a former Moyne Rangers player and Enniscorthy native, came on for Derby County today to make his Championship debut against Norwich City FC.

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Fetsy moved to Derby County at just sixteen years of age, a club managed by English legend Frank Lampard at the time.

He was brought on by his manager, none other than English and Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney. He came on in the 84th minute.

Despite Festy’s best efforts, the Wexford man couldn’t help his team pull one back as Norwich FC saw out the game to secure a 0-1 victory.

For someone like Wayne Rooney to place his faith into the young Wexford man, it just further emphasises his talent and his potential.

“Congratulations to our former player Festy Ebosele on making his league debut for Derby today in the Championship as Wayne Rooney’s side were pushing for a late equaliser at home to league leaders Norwich. Another milestone in a season of great progress for this young man with a bright future ahead of him. Well done Festy from everyone involved with Moyne Rangers,” a spokesperson for Moyne Rangers said.

It’s another great achievement for the young Wexford man and here’s hoping that the name Festy Ebosele will become a regular in the Derby County team-sheets.

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