Manager's reaction after Tuesday's 2-1 defeat to Solihull Moors
Micky Mellon was pleased to have the opportunity to blood some of the Club's young players in Tuesday evening's game against Solihull Moors.
The Rovers manager made 11 changes to the side which began against Solihull Moors with Elliot Rokka making his debut from the start and youth team players Carl Spellman and Danny Walker-Rice coming off the bench for their first team bows.
The boss was pleased to be able to give them the opportunity of a competitive game to see how they are developing.
He said: "I think it's important if we're going to have the opportunity to give the young boys a chance to show us what they're made of, when that chance comes along, I always want to be seen as a manager who develops young players.
"So the opportunity was there to have an exam if you like and to see where they're all up to.
"It gave both me and the players the chance to do that.
"We're a club that gives young players a chance, to bring them on either for the first team or to move them on for the benefit of the football club and that's what we've always done.
"We have a situation where we have to keep the first team group ready, and we've played a lot of Saturday-Tuesday games in the past few weeks."