Town First-Team Coach Ross Embleton felt there were plenty of positives to take from his Development side’s 2-1 defeat to Bristol Rovers earlier today.
Rhys Sharpe had got his side back on level-terms after Jamie Lucas had given the Gas the lead before James Spruce hit a late winner, although Embleton was pleased with the exercise as a whole.
“We learned a lot from that game,” he said.
“It was difficult because the weather made the pitch a difficult surface for both teams to play on, so it was interesting to see how the boys adapted to that and how they implemented the things we talked about in terms of how we wanted to go and play in the game.
“We learned a lot about the boys individually and how they applied themselves in very, very difficult circumstances.
“That was the biggest learning curve for all of us.
“It was important that Sean Murray, Anton Rodgers and Nathan Delfouneso got minutes, it was important that Will Henry got another experience of playing with senior players and I was really, really impressed with Jake Evans today.
“Jake sees himself as a midfielder but he’s played at right-back today and I thought he was really impressive and showed a lot of maturity in that position.
“There were different positives to take from the game this afternoon.
“It is a real positive for the likes of Louis Spalding who played in a team today with the likes of Anton Rodgers, Sean Murray and Nathan Delfouneso so it was a great experience for him, as it was for Christian Frimpong who I thought took on a lot of information and applied himself well.”