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Nicholson praises younger members of development squad

9 September 2015

Eddie Dsane opened the scoring at Poolfoot Farm

Barry Nicholson praised the younger members of his development squad as they drew against Nike Academy at Poolfoot Farm this afternoon.

Starts were handed to Nathan Sheron and James Hancox, while Mamadou Djabi came off the bench after the interval.

Eddie Dsane opened the scoring for Nicholson’s side in the second half, but their lead didn’t last long as Nike Academy replied soon after.

He said: “I thought it was a really good game and a good test for us. We played more of a younger group today as people like Jack and Akil have stayed with the first team.

“It gave a chance for the ones who maybe haven’t had as much game time so it was good to them get minutes on the pitch.

“Even though it wasn’t a win I was pleased with the performance as the results aren’t as important at this level.

“Some of our attacking play was good but we’ve also got things to work on which we will do over the coming weeks.

“The young lads that came in did well. Nathan Sheron played in central defence alongside Bradley Roscoe and we know what he’s all about.

“Jordan came in on the left hand side after playing really well for the 18’s, and got himself into goalscoring situations from that side.

“And then Mamadou came on as a substitute up top after scoring 12 goals for the 18’s so far this season.

“If lads do well for the 18’s then they’re going to get their chance at this level and that’s the way we try and do it.”

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