Reece Grego-Cox does not consider his 45 minutes in Newport County's abandoned match with Barnet as his debut.
The QPR loanee caught the eye for the Exiles with his performance down the right wing against Martin Allen's Bees.
Despite his area of the pitch being the worst affected, Grego-Cox still showed plenty of promise before referee Graham Salisbury called a halt to proceedings at half-time on safety grounds.
“I wouldn't count it as my debut. When the final whistle goes at 90 minutes I'd count it as my debut. I'm happy that I started and it's a shame it's called off,” he said.
“I think it's a first for me. I played in snow in Austria with Ireland and the conditions were really bad.
“This is the first time I've had a game abandoned. It was unplayable as the ball was holding up and tackles flying in.”
“On the right hand side the pitch was flooded. The ball was holding up a lot and once your kit is soaked it's so hard to run around and do what I want to do.
“It adds more weight. The conditions are a lot different but I've got to deal with it and get on with it.
He added on one particular challenge that saw him slide five yards on the wet pitch: “I got soaked – I needed armbands and everything.”
Grego-Cox's aim for the loan spell is simple; get as many minutes on the pitch as possible and learn from his more experienced team-mates.
He stated: “I want to get minutes on the pitch. I was between first team and 21s. Training with the first team is really intense and the intensity drops with the 21s. I'm excited to play. I want to play as many minutes.
“I spoke to him (QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink) a the end of last year and he wanted me to come back pre-season and then go out on loan and play men's football and learn from them.”