Lots To Learn

Scott Sellars says his players have a lot to learn but felt his team didn't deserve to lose Monday’s Premier League 2 fixture at home to Reading.

A brace from Reading’s Danny Loader either side of an Aaron Collins strike saw Sellars’ Under 23s lose 2-1 at AFC Telford’s New Bucks Head on Monday evening.


The Under 23s Head Coach admitted he was disappointed with the defeat and feels that his team are in a transitional period with a number of the senior players in the squad moving out on loan to get first team experience.


“We’re obviously disappointed with the result - I didn't think the lads deserved to lose the game,” Sellars began.


“I thought in the first half, we did some good things but I thought Reading were good. 


“They got their goal and it gave them some confidence and they grew from that. 


“At half time we made one or two changes tactically, and then second half we were far better and I thought we dominated the second half - we probably had the better chances to win the game. 


“When you're chasing it, you can be susceptible to the counter attack and I was disappointed with the second goal because I thought it was too easy for them to score. 


“We’re a team in transition with a lot of young players coming in, new starters and people we haven't seen before - it’s important to get them minutes as lads move out on loan. 


“There were some positive performances - I thought Sherwin (Seedorf) was excellent - he was a threat throughout the game and showed his quality, he was the player for me who stood out.


“The best way that they're going to learn is by playing in games like that and by losing. 


“We conceded to another set-piece which is disappointing and that's two games on the trot which is disappointing as last season we didn't concede to many set-pieces at all. 


“There’s a lot to learn - sometimes you have to realise that you're in a transitional period which brings opportunities for people to play, people to learn and that’s what they've got to do, they've got to learn quickly.”


Sellars was disappointed with his side’s first half performance but was impressed by his side’s reaction after half time as Wolves piled pressure on the visitors during the second half.


When asked whether he was happy with his side’s reaction in the second half, he said he was but he is looking for consistency over a full game rather than only 45 minutes.


He said, “I was just disappointed that we had to have a word with them at half time to get the reaction we got in the second half. 


“We keep talking about consistency over 90 minutes, not 45 - that’s two games on the trot where they've done that where we’ve had to adjust the tactics or get into them a little bit. 


“Am I pleased? I was pleased we got a reaction but disappointed that we’ve had to have the word in the first place.


“We had the intention to be more on the front foot in the second half - we put them under pressure and that created a lot more opportunities for us and we played a lot more in their half. 


“The two centre backs have got to be alert and concentrating that they might come through the middle on the counter attack - I just thought the goal we conceded was disappointing, but we also had chances to win the game and we didn't take those chances.”