Louie Moulden says it was a “special day” to make his Northampton debut against hometown club Wanderers.

Moulden, who joined the Cobblers on loan from Wolves last month, came off the bench for the second half following an injury to Lee Burge.

The points were shared at the Sixfields Stadium, with Carlos Mendes Gomes cancelling out Kieron Bowie’s early opener.

Ian Evatt’s side played more than half of the game with 10 men after George Thomason was shown a straight red card by referee Jeremy Simpson for a foul on Aaron McGowan.

"I was born and raised in Bolton so I know exactly what those fans are like and how good they are and it was an experience to play in front of them,” Moulden told Northampton Chronicle.

“I had a season ticket with Bolton until I was about 12 so they are my local team, and it was written for me to make my league debut against them.

"Half of my mates were in the away end and I was getting plenty of pelters from them! I gave them a bit back, but I had a job to do and I was focused on that.

"My family follow my everywhere and they are at every game, whether I am playing or not, so they were at Sixfields.

“There was also family in the opposition dugout – their kit man (Ted Moulden) is my brother. It was a really special day.”

The 22-year-old goalkeeper spent the first half of the campaign on loan at Rochdale, gaining valuable experience in the National League.

"I didn't expect to play so soon,” he continued. “I was prepared to wait for my chance, but Burgey was struggling with something in the first half and the staff mentioned it to me at half time.

"I went to warm up and then I got the shout that I was coming on. It was all about focusing the mind because the body is ready and I have been training well.

"A lot of things went through my mind but it is just another game at the end of the day.

“It was my league debut and a couple of steps up from where I have played before, but you have to be focused and get into the right mindset.”