Boss says he wouldn't hestiate to turn to young guns again
Steve Davis has told the club’s official web-site that he would not hesitate to place his faith in his young guns again if they needed against Sheffield United in the FA Cup. The Railwaymen take on Nigel Clough’s Blades in the first round of the competition and although Davis’ squad is in a healthier position than it was last week, the Alex boss says the performances of his young players have done their chances no harm.
Defender James Baillie made his full debut for the club at Crawley and James Jones marked his first taste of professional football when coming off the substitutes’ bench in the 1-1 draw. Callum Saunders was introduced late on at the Broadfield Stadium. Perry NG was also part of the travelling squad for the first time in his young career.
Steve told the club’s official web-site: “I am sure the young players enjoyed the experience and they certainly didn’t let anyone down. They will have that experience in the locker now and they will use that the next time we call on them.
“Their aim now is to keep on improving and keep doing well. There won’t be any of them getting carried away.
“It is a long season and we have been able to introduce most of the younger players. That is always the aim of the Football Club and they are certainly not fazed by the occasion and possess a good temperament.
He added: “We do have players coming back from injury and suspension and that will help us, but I also know that if the young players continue to do well in training and in the Under-21 games then they have will get their opportunities because they are keen to come in and do well.”