As we reported late last night Newcastle reserves were beaten 2-0 by Wigan last night at Robin Park, against an experienced second team watched by Wigan’s manager Steve Bruce.
Adam Sadler – Newcastle Reserve Team Manager
Wigan Athletic last night played seven senior players with four of them being Internationals so it was a really experienced team the youngsters played against.
They still acquitted themselves very well and indeed Adam Sadler gave the boys credit for a good display and will take the positives out of the game, as any good coach does..
Sadler thinks last night was a good learning experience for his young guns, with the oldest player in the Newcastle side being old man 20-year-old Canadian David Edgar, who also captains the side.
Adam told the official Newcastle United web site:
“Wigan were difficult opponents both physically and technically, but our lads continued to show great attitude and work ethic throughout the game,” “We created three good chances in each half and, on another day, we could’ve got a result.”
“But we believe this has been a very valuable learning experience based on the fact that Wigan fielded seven first-team players and some with international experience.”
This must be one of the youngest-ever Reserve sides we are fielding these days and it’s likely there will be even more youngsters next season competing for places in the Reserve side. Hopefully some of the young guns will be pushing for first team spots too.
That’s one beauty of our youth strategy at the club, and it will surely pay off in a year or so.
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