Gaffer pleased with young Ryan at Chester
Steve Davis was not a happy man after his side were held to a 1-1 draw at Chester at the weekend but there were still positives to take from the trip to the Deva Stadium.
The manager was understandably pleased to see the likes of Mathias Pogba and Harry Davis acquire a full 90 minutes and there was a debut for latest signing Anthony Grant. He played just over an hour alongside Abdul Osman in central midfield.
A fit-again Gregor Robertson also made a brief substitute appearance after overcoming his Achilles injury.
Davis was also pleased with the performance of young Ryan Colclough, who won the penalty that was duly converted by Harry Davis and also hit the post in the second half.
Steve said: “It was important to try and get as many as possible through 90 minutes. It will be the same with the group at Stafford. It is building up now and we want them to get two or three 90 minutes under their belt. They are working hard and of course we have the Villa game on Friday.
“I was disappointed with the performance at Chester and we will be working hard to put it right. We were not clinical enough but I thought Coco (Ryan Colclough) was a threat. He was the most threatening of the front four. He won the penalty and hit a post.
“He made a few mistakes and lost the ball but he is still young. He is going to make those wrong choices and make mistakes because he is still young. There is no excuse for those who have played a lot of games. I was pleased with Ryan because he was our main threat throughout.”