Aberdeen players tonight rallied behind former Don Danny Ward after starting for Wales in their first Euro 2016 group game.
Ward helped his side defeat Slovakia 2-1 in their first first game in a major tournament for more than half a century.
The goalkeeper, who had only played twice as a substitute for Chris Coleman’s side before the match, replaced number one Wayne Hennessey who suffered a back injury in training last night.
Goals from Gareth Bale and Hal Robson-Kanu ensured Ward had a game he will never forget.
And Dons players were quick to get behind their former team-mate.
Delighted to see @dan_ward52 starting at the Euros!!! All the best mate!!! ??
— Adam Rooney (@17AdamRooney) June 11, 2016
— Ashton Taylor (@ashtaylor02) June 11, 2016
Ward was on loan at Aberdeen for the first half of this season and had been set to remain at Pittodrie for the entire campaign.
But his form was so impressive Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp opted to recall the keeper to his parent club in January, making his against Bournemouth in April.