Uwe Rosler says he is very happy for Fleetwood’s younger players who stepped up to pick up three points against Carlisle United in the Checkatrade Trophy.
Rosler made eleven changes to the starting eleven form that who played on Monday night against Chorley in the FA Cup, and he felt tonight was the right time to give his development players first team football.
He saw his side take top spot in the group stages thanks to Jack Sowerby and Wes Burns, who scored in the first half. Despite conceding late on with Shaun Millers tap in, it was a comfortable performance by the Cod Army.
“I am happy for my players,” said Rosler.
“I must compliment my players for how they stood firm against a very strong Carlisle side.
“The young players got a reality check today and were shown what competitive first team football means. I have to highlight how well my first team players did tonight.
“Chris Neal and Baily Cargill were both excellent along with Marcus Schwabl. Wes Burns gave us that intensity, which was very good and those that I mentioned, helped the younger players.
“It is great experience for them tonight.”
Rosler’s side made it three wins out of three tonight at Brunton Park, and he believes this is a huge boost for the club.
“Financially the chairman is very happy,” added Rosler.
“Winning the group tonight and winning in the FA Cup, it is extra income for our club. I think it is needed for us but the most important thing for me is the experience we take away.
“Getting the balance right is tough, but I am enjoying this because that’s what I signed up for. Fleetwood’s DNA is to give young players a chance and that is what we have done tonight.
"The players have done well, especially in the second half when we looked tired, but like I said, it was great experience for us."