Having been at the club since the age of 14, the academy graduate made his debut for the Eagles in the victory and was keen to thank those who have kept faith with him after a challenging couple of years.
The 23-year-old said: “I've had a lot of injuries and the club have stuck by me. I'm grateful for the support and the backing I've had from family, friends and people at the club. It's a great opportunity for me and I'm happy.
“I felt like I grew into the game. The second half we came out, sorted a few things out and didn't take as many liberties and tried to move the ball. There's a lot of things I can take from tonight but after getting a clean sheet, I'll sleep well tonight."