Francois, who is only 19, was introduced in the 80th minute against the Saints.

The midfielder and his family moved from Sydney to the UK six years ago.

Highly-rated, Francois has come through Fulham's academy and starred for the club's youth teams.

Cottagers boss Scott Parker said after the cup tie: "The most pleasing thing for me was that the young players got a chance to be involved and around it.

"This football club’s known to give young players an opportunity and it’s certainly something I believe in.

"I want every young player at this football club to understand that if they do things the right way, work hard, they'll get an opportunity.

"When you are young, it’s about opportunity, so it was a big plus to see the young boys on tonight, even if it was for two or three minutes, it’s still a massive experience for them."

Tyrese's father Jean told FTBL he and his wife are very proud parents to see their son earn his first-team debut.

"From a little boy in Campbelltown now playing in the first-team for Fulham in Craven Cottage," he said.

"It's just amazing, he deserves it as he has been training very hard to get where he is now. I guess everything is possible if you put your heart and soul into it.

"We're very very proud  and happy for him."

Last week Francois received Fulham's Johnny Haynes Academy Player of the Year award, which takes into account performances on the pitch as well as all-round character.

This award was voted for by Academy staff and players in the club's U16 to U23s age group.