Crewe Alexandra’s assistant manager, Kenny Lunt, says that the players that featured against Wigan Athletic in the Papa John’s Trophy ‘did themselves no harm’ in their aim to break into the first team squad on a more regular basis.
Crewe won the group game 2-0 thanks to another goal from Oli Finney and an own goal and Lunt said that the performance was pleasing after the disappointment of letting a 2-0 lead slip to Cambridge United just a few days earlier at Mornflake Stadium.
Ahead of this weekend’s home encounter with Fleetwood Town, Lunt told us: “It was nice to win that game and the most pleasing thing was the performance and the performance of the players.
“They played some good football and it was enjoyable to watch. It wasn’t Wigan’s strongest eleven but on the flip side it wasn’t ours either.
“It was a good team performance against a Wigan team containing a lot of good players who were looking to impress and force their way into the first team there.
Kenny added: “The way they played and the way they managed the game has given us food for thought certainly and that is what you are looking for from games like that or when they are asked to play for the Under-23s. It is always a chance to impress and an opportunity to push yourself forward.”