Preparing for a fascinating encounter
The manager also spoke glowingly of our under 21s' 4-2 victory over Newcastle United on Monday evening, and reiterated his determination to continue to give youth a chance at the club.
"As I’ve highlighted before, the teams that are successful in this division normally utilise between 28 and 32 players to deal with the rigors of the Championship season. We want to have a pathway for our youngsters to come through, they need to see there’s an opportunity, and what we’ve got to make sure is there is an opportunity for them. If the right time comes and we can put them in, we put them in. They resoundingly beat Newcastle United - and here the 21s and 18s train with the first team, there are not isolated groups, everyone is working together to develop football players and ultimately get them into the first team."
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