Shrimps youngster makes debut

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NIALL Cowperthwaite became the Shrimps’ youngest ever Football League player when he made his debut at Rotherham on Saturday.

The 19-year-old started at left back at the Don Valley Stadium and enjoyed a winning start to his career.

Niall, who has captained the reserve team successfully this season, overtook Aaron Taylor as Morecambe’s youngest player.

He said: “I really enjoyed it and it was great to win as well.”

See The Visitor (06-04-11) for full story.