A CLACKS teenager made her first team debut for Raith Rovers earlier this month after joining the club's younger age group.

Daisie Donegan, 15, had joined the club's under 17s group from Hibernian but after training with the team, she was named in the first team's starting 11.

The Lornshill Academy fourth year student, who is more accustomed to playing in the left-back position, was deployed in the centre of the park and she probably wouldn't have dreamed her debut would get off to such a good start.

Daisie's assist created Raith's first goal as they marched on to a 10-1 victory over Westdyke Thistle.

Sean, Daisie's dad, admits he "couldn't kick his own backside", but is delighted to see his daughter progressing in the sport she loves.

He said: "She's done well, we couldn't believe it. She went for a trial with the under 17s, she was with Hibs until a couple of months back.

"Some of the women are 19-32 years old so I was a wee bit concerned with the physicality but she stuck out a mile."

The Tullibody youngster has also played with Falkirk, Rangers and the Central Academy, but her football career started out in the Wee County.

Sean continued: "She was into dancing then she came in one night and said she wanted to play football.

"I Googled it, found Tullibody Lassies so I took her along. Pouring rain, [a] horrible night and I'm thinking: 'She'll never last this' – a year and a bit at Tullibody then Rangers came in for her."

Daisie, who just turned 15 in April this year, will be starting to think about her future with just a few years left at Lornshill.

However, for Sean and Michele, Daisie's mum, they know whatever her future holds, football will certainly be a big part of it.

"I just want her to play and enjoy it," Sean continued. "We've never pushed it; we let her make her decisions; she makes her pros and cons.

"For us, as parents, as long as she's enjoying her football and wants to go on, that's the difference.

"As long as she's happy, as long as she's enjoying it, that's all that matters."