Nottingham Forest welcomed season ticket-holder Caiden Storry to the club's training ground this week after the young musician was unable to complete his performance of the Last Post before the win over Aston Villa.
Players from both clubs consoled the 16-year-old following the Armistice Day tribute at the City Ground.
He was given a standing ovation - and a hug from Forest manager Steve Cooper.
"He's one of us, he's one of the family," Cooper said.
"I spoke to Caiden before he spent the day with us yesterday. It was great to see him. The players and the staff wanted to see him," he added.
"He's a lovely young man. He loves Nottingham Forest and has been a season ticket-holder since he was five. He's really well spoken and really clear about where he wants his journey to be in life. It was a pleasure to meet him."
Following the 2-0 victory over Villa, Cooper said he intended to get in touch with Storry, who had been playing the trumpet, and added the teenager should be "proud" of himself.
Speaking on Friday, before Forest's trip to West Ham, Cooper said: "I told him that all he's done is what I have to do and what the players have to do, which is put yourself out there to try to perform.
"At such a young age, for him to have real positive experiences and negative ones will be great for him. It will set him up for life, because that's what life is - dealing with all sorts of things which come your way.
"I can't think of anybody better to have performed the Last Post for us. We're proud he did it."
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