“The second goal was just different class. Having Rubin closer to Kieffer helped us get that goal. That second goal has got TC written all over it – he takes credit for coaching him and insisting on how he does it.”
Reflecting on the match further, Rubin continued by praising the away support in Nottingham, where over 1650 of the City faithful made the journey to the City Ground. When asked about the supporters singing his name from the away stand, Rubin said: "I could hear it on the pitch, and it gives you goosebumps, really! It's what everybody dreams of, to have the fans singing your name. It's an unbelievable feeling, and something I've dreamt of since I started playing football.
"It's a highlight in my career so far, but hopefully it's something that I can do more of in the future. For now, there will be a long bus ride home, and I'm sure a few calls from family and friends! Afterwards I'll have to recover so that we can go again on Wednesday."
With fellow Academy graduates Sam Bowen and Kieron Evans both making their first league appearances for the First Team on Sunday afternoon, Rubin expressed his delight for his teammates.
"It's really good to see," the Welsh international concluded. "We were speaking in the changing room and there's a picture of us with a couple of coaches when we were in the same team at about 12 years old. Now we're all playing in the First Team, it just shows how much hard work everybody at the Club has put in to come through.
"Bows made his first league start, Kieron made his first appearance, and I scored my first goal. There were a lot of firsts today!"