Captain Luke Cundle insists Wolves under-23s are high on confidence having overcome Wigan Athletic in the Papa John’s Trophy and Division 1 outfit West Ham United in the Premier League Cup last week.
Now one of the senior members of a development team which is made up of several 17-year-old scholars, Cundle admits the second-half of Friday afternoon’s victory over the Irons, a side playing in the division above Wolves, was a tough test as the under-23s were able to hang on for the group stage win, having come just days after the same players earned a penalty shootout victory over Wigan’s first-team, but the midfielder was impressed with his young teammates.
On victory in the PL Cup
“The second-half was tough, it was really tough, but the lads dug deep. In the first-half, I thought we played some good stuff, our combination play was quite good, and we should’ve got a second really.
“But as the game went on, especially the last half an hour, we struggled to get out and they had more of the ball.
“But for a young team, I thought we did really well.”
On digging out a win
“I thought we had a tough game a few days ago [against Wigan], and I thought that came to show really in the last half hour.
“I thought, in myself, I felt really tired and just did well to get through the game.”
On being part of a newly-formed squad
“I think we’ve done well so far, but we’ve only been together for a couple of weeks, probably not even that.
“So, it’s going to take a few more weeks to learn about each other and know what each player can and can’t do.”