Matt Hamshaw talks to www.themillers.co.uk...
Rotherham United first team/development coach Matt Hamshaw praised the application of the strong outfit that recorded a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Doncaster Rovers in the Central League Cup on Tuesday.
A side containing a number of first team players were watched by Paul Warne and Richie Barker with Hamshaw marshalling the touchline at Cantley Park, as they turned in a professional performance to comfortably see off their neighbours in the second string.
A host of those players were amongst the goals too on Tuesday afternoon, as strikes from Jerry Yates and Jonson Clarke-Harris set the Millers on their way, before Anthony Forde and Mason Warren registered after the break.
“It was a really good workout for a lot of players and obviously the young lads have had another opportunity in front of the gaffer, Richie and myself,” Hamshaw told www.themillers.co.uk.
“It was a good win and any 4-0 win is pleasing. I thought we could have been a little bit more clinical in certain areas but we're happy to continue recording victories.”
Hamshaw continued to reiterate the importance that he and the rest of the first team staff have placed on the second string fixtures, whilst admitting that the squad need little incentive to perform in the reserves.
“We really encourage first team lads to come and play reserve football when they're not in the first 11 on a Saturday,” he explained.
“We don't see why they shouldn't and to be fair, our lads' attitudes throughout the senior setup is fantastic.
“Any time they get an opportunity to impress, they want to take it. I think you saw that those involved at Doncaster applied themselves brilliantly.”