Carlton Morris also in action for HamiltonREMI Matthews got his first taste of senior football on Saturday as Burton Albion kicked off their Sky Bet League One campaign with an impressive 2-1 victory over Scunthorpe United.
With last season’s number one Jon McLaughlin serving a one-match suspension, Canaries Academy graduate Matthews was handed the goalkeeping responsibilities by Brewers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.
Goals from Stuart Beavon and Lucas Akins earned Hasselbaink’s team three points in their first ever match in the third tier of English football.
What a day it's been, finally making my professional league debut with a great win against Scunthorpe, lads were different class.....— remi matthews (@Remi_matthews) August 8, 2015
Matthews, who spent a short time with Burton last season without making an appearance, will hope to have staked a claim to play in their Capital One Cup First Round tie against Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday.
He secured his Carrow Road future last month by signing a new two-year contract, extending his stay with City until 2017.
Carlton Morris, the Club’s only other player currently out on loan, came on as a second half substitute for Hamilton Academical on Saturday, but they were beaten 2-0 by Ross County at Victoria Park.
The 19-year-old had made his full debut for Alex Neil’s former side in their 0-0 stalemate with Partick Thistle at New Douglas Park on August 1.