James Collins was left with mixed emotions have seen his under-21 side come away with a bonus point shootout victory in their EFL Trophy clash with Bradford City.
Austin Samuels’ effort was cancelled out late on as Wolves – who had the experience of John Ruddy, Ryan Bennett, Dion Sanderson and Ki-Jana Hoever in their line-up – had looked to have secured all three points but were able to earn their first two points of the competition after winning the penalty shootout.
However, Collins was pleased that his team were able to do enough to know that a win away at Doncaster Rovers in their final group game will see them make it through to the knockout stages.
On the shootout victory
“It’s a bit of a mixed feeling really. I think in the second-half we deserved to win the game and had done enough to win the game, but made a slip in midfield which let them in for their only chance in the second-half.
“Clayton Donaldson has done that all of his career and tucked the chance away with a little chip, so then you go to penalties and you’re pleased because it’s a good experience for them to have to take penalties under a little bit of pressure.
“I thought our penalties were excellent. They practiced them yesterday and they were brilliant then as well, so it wasn’t a fluke!
“I’m pleased, but I felt at times that we could’ve put the game to bed. Austin scored the goal, and well done to him, but he had a chance in the second-half and we had a couple of other chances, so mixed feelings, but I’m pleased with how they responded.”