Dallas led the Green and White Army to a 3-0 victory over Malta in the absence of team captain and Rangers midfielder Steven Davis on Sunday.

 

The Leeds star provided the assist for Gavin Whyte’s goal and helped the side to a three-goal lead before being replaced by Liverpool starlet Bradley in the 86th minute.

 

 

The 17-year-old’s performances for the Reds’ Under-23s side in the season gone by were rewarded with a debut for Northern Ireland as he came on for Dallas to make his senior bow at the weekend.

 

Reflecting on his senior debut for Northern Ireland, Bradley explained that coming on for Dallas made the occasion sweeter and went on to hail the Leeds man as an unbelievable player.

 

 

Asked how it felt to replace Dallas to make his debut, Bradley told Northern Ireland’s in-house media: “Even better, even a bit more sweeter.

 

Obviously, he is an unbelievable player, Stuarty, and what he has done in the games [is] superb.

 

 

So, a bit nicer to come on for him, the captain, and get my debut.

 

The teenager also expressed his delight at how the senior players in the Northern Ireland squad have made him feel at home.

 

The boys have been fantastic with me“, the defender added.

 

They have really brought me into the group and not made me feel like I’m by myself.

 

They have made sure to come forward and speak to me and stuff like that, so they have been fantastic with me and it has been great so far.

 

Having made his international debut, Bradley will be looking to learn more from Dallas and the other senior stars in the Northern Ireland squad.