The 21-year-old Austrian was unflustered after replacing Frank Fielding in the 31st minute, the custodian having suffered a rib injury.Lucic, who had only previously featured in the EFL Cup, made a number of smart saves and was only beaten by a deflected effort as City slipped to a 1-0 defeat.“I’ve worked hard for four months in England for this chance,” Lucic said on Bristol City Player HD.“I remember being sent to warm-up, but I didn’t feel any pressure when they said I would be coming on.“I’ve played lots of games in my life and there were no nerves; it’s just a game of football like any other.“I’m always calm. I like playing the ball with my feet; I played that way at Bayern Munich every single day!“The defence was great for me. The winning goal was unlucky. I remember diving to my right thinking ‘I can catch this one’ but it deflected and found the net.”If Fielding is sidelined for a period of time, it looks like being a straight decision between starting Lucic or Richard O’Donnell, who recently completed 90 minutes for the Under-23s.Lucic added: “Hopefully Frankie isn’t too bad, but I will be ready if called upon.”Watch City’s final game before Christmas when Preston North End visit Ashton Gate on Saturday (3pm). Buy tickets online or by calling 0117 963 0600.
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