Derek Asamoah's son Maleace has spoken of the special feeling of making his professional debut at his dad's old club.

The Fleetwood Town attacker came off the bench in the League One opener against Carlisle United.

It saw Asamoah junior in action at the ground where his father spent nearly three years.

And playing at Brunton Park brought back memories for the 20-year-old.

"When I came here today, it was like a surprise because I’ve already been here before as a kid watching my dad play in these very stands," said Maleace.

"I called him before the game and he’s just said that he’s delighted with me."

Derek Asamoah was unable to be at the game himself because he was in action himself.

The veteran striker, who famously scored for Carlisle at Anfield in 2015, is still playing at 42 for non-league side New Salamis.

And he was on target twice in a 2-2 FA Cup draw against Redbridge FC.

“Unfortunately, he couldn’t be here today because he had an FA Cup game, but he’s supported me from afar. He’s 42 and still kicking on in the game so every respect to him for carrying on playing," added Maleace in a club interview.

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The young frontman joined Fleetwood from New Salamis this summer and he added: "Coming from the academy from Reading, it was a new thing going into the non-league setup but, with my dad there, it made things a lot easier.

News and Star: Maleace Asamoah pictured before the gameMaleace Asamoah pictured before the game (Image: Ben Holmes)

“We actually made history whilst there as well as we were the first father and son to score in the same game, and assist each other, so that’s a great thing we hold together."

And the family football story doesn't end there, since Maleace's younger brother Zayshaun was on the bench for New Salamis on Saturday as their dad knocked in the goals!

Fleetwood boss Scott Brown, meanwhile, said of the 1-1 draw at Carlisle: "It was a good battle out there on the park, I thought we defended really well – we conceded a fantastic free-kick, but we got ourselves back in the game.

“Teams will score fantastic free-kicks against us but we showed heart and desire to get back into the game and we had some solid periods where we really controlled the game.

"We looked the fitter team so I’m proud of the lads for that, but we need to be ruthless at times in the final third.

“If you look back to last season when me and Steven Whittaker came in, we lost 2-1 away to Port Vale.

"There were a lot of fans in an energetic stadium and that was the same as today. I think we dealt with it a lot better this time and we have managed to stay in the game.

“We went to the 103rd minute and could have scored more goals, but I am just glad that we stayed switched on at the back because they could have killed us off.

“You're always going to get clattered in games like these, especially when decisions aren’t going your way.

"We need the strength in depth especially when the games are going to 113 minutes. We are going to need everybody in the squad."