George Tanner enjoyed a successful debut for Bristol City in the Championship.

The six-figure signing from Carlisle United was thrown into the side for his debut at QPR.

And the ex-Blues right-back helped Nigel Pearson's side to a dramatic 2-1 victory where their late winner was scored by another former United man in Nahki Wells.

It was Tanner's first taste of action for the Robins after his move shortly before the end of the transfer window in a deal widely reported to be worth £300,000.

Tanner said it had been an "amazing experience" to be involved.

Speaking to the Robins' website, he said: "I found out on Friday - the gaffer pulled me and said, 'Get your head on the weekend, you're gonna be invoved'.

"Then he named the team...I was buzzing when he told me, very grateful for the opportunity he's given me to play and to believe in me. It's been a great day."

He added of Bristol City's win: "It was a great performance, the lads dug really deep. It was one of those games we had to grind out and we've done that in the end."

United chief executive Nigel Clibbens recently said that reports of the Tanner fee had been "overstated" in the media and that "only a portion" of what is due to the Blues had been paid up front so far.

Robins manager Pearson, meanwhile, recently hit back at comments by Blues boss Chris Beech following Tanner's sale.

Beech said Tanner's head had been turned by the transfer interest, leading to one of his worst performances in Carlisle's defeat at hartlepool.

Pearson said Carlisle should not have picked Tanner in that game and suggested they were using him as a "scapegoat".