Young Cod Army beaten by Bury this afternoonDevelopment squad manager Barry Nicholson took the youth team for their cup game against Bury this afternoon in Nathan Rooney’s absence.
The young Cod Army were beaten 2-1 by Bury in the cup, but Nicholson was impressed with how they performed and felt that they didn’t deserve to lose.
Rooney’s side have enjoyed a fine start to the season, and travel to face Preston North End this weekend looking to continue their run.
After the game, Nicholson said: “I thought the lads definitely didn’t deserve to lose the game. They worked really hard and created lots of chances throughout.
“On another day they could have been out of sight at half time and obviously missing a penalty was disappointing.
“The penalty we conceded too was disappointing, but overall they were really impressive just like they have since day one of pre-season.
“We spent a bit of time together in Austria and they worked ever so hard to give themselves a good start to the season.
“Mamadou was disappointed to miss his penalty but he scored a really good goal. He looks like a different character from last year and is full of confidence.
“He gets himself into good positions which allows him to score goals, and he’s one of the boys who has taken a step-up into the development squad.
“He deserves to be considered too due to the amount of goals he’s scored since pre-season, so I’m pleased for him.”