He said: “I was a 19-year-old and we lost 7-1 against a team containing Michael Owen and Robbie Fowler.
“Since that day, every single time I play I remind myself in the dressing room before the game of what happened that day. I do it so I can avoid it ever happening again.
“It left a mark on me and has been a motivation. I don’t ever want to feel embarrassed coming off the pitch like I did that day. It was an awful feeling and we were very poor.
“I was only 19 and I didn’t play very well either. Thankfully it has never happened to me again, but I want to put those memories right.”