13:54 20th October 2016
Scott Sellars believes that his side put on a professional performance against Romulus FC in the Birmingham Senior Cup.
Wolves Under 23s faced Romulus on Tuesday night and ran out 5-0 winners through goals from Bright Enobakhare (2), Ryan Rainey, Nicu Carnat and Joe Delacoe.
And Sellars was pleased with his side's performance in spite of difficult conditions.
He said: “I was pleased to get a result. I made a few changes as I wanted to give some of the lads who’ve been working really hard in training an opportunity to play.
“We’ve got some really good players who aren’t getting a game at the moment so that was pleasing.
“The pitch wasn’t great and it was a windy night so we had to change our style a little bit and deal with that.
“We didn’t play as much football as we usually do but the lads were very professional in what they did.
“I thought they dealt with the conditions really well and the opposition. In the end it was a comfortable win.
“Two goals from Bright really put us ahead in the game and, as the opposition tired, we looked like we might get a few more goals, which we did towards the end."
The Birmingham Senior Cup is a step away from the Premier League 2, where the young Wolves players are used to competing, but Sellars explained that it provides another dimension to their development.
“It’s massive in terms of a different test. I think it’s important that it’s not undervalued by us at all," explained the Coach.
“We want to give them a cross-section of development really.
“If you only play Category One football then, if the lads don’t make it at Premier League or Championship level, where are they going to go?
“Quite a few of the lads; Aaron Hayden, Ben O’Hanlon and Anthony Breslin, have had it where they are dealing with a more physical game that’s more about winning.
“We’ve got to prepare them for that and, if we don’t do that, then I don’t think we’re doing them justice in terms of developing their careers."
A different competition calls for a slightly adapted approach going into the games but the core principle remains the same.
“With these games it’s all about your mentality. We tell them that they’ve got to prepare and they’ve got to give them respect," said Sellars.
“There was quite a few players who the lads knew from an Academy background who hadn’t quite made it.
“These lads have been like them at some point in their career.
“We have to deal with every game and treat every opposition with massive respect but it’s about us and what we do really."