on the performance…
I am really pleased, I thought the application of the first-team players was first class, and the young players as well. Overall it was a really good performance.

on the learning experience…
Without a doubt. You have somebody [in Andre Santos] who has 20 or 30 caps for Brazil and that is something you have to cherish I think.

on most pleasing aspects…
I think the way we set about passing the ball around, our team game, and I liked the way that the young players linked in with the senior players. It looks like there is a good stream of football being played right through the Club.

on West Brom's display…
West Brom always give us a tough game and they work very hard with their young players. They are a well-organised, hard-working side and they did well tonight with a young team.

on Andre Santos…
He did great. He is fantastic to have around the place and with the young players he is first class. To have him in the dressing room and to speak to him is terrific. He came through fine, he was under orders to play 60 minutes.

on other first-team players…
I think the manager spoke to them in the week and said he would like them to have a game. And they want to, they are players who want to play and they were first class as well. It wasn't just Andre, obviously you have Johan, Marouane and Ju Young Park who are full senior internationals and to have them in the side with our young players is terrific.

on current run of form…
Overall as a team it is really pleasing. They have worked extremely hard on the things we have implemented in training and they've taken it onto the football pitch, which is only good for the future.

on scoring more…
I suppose you can be greedy and always want more but it is the type of football that we are playing. I am just really pleased with young players actually playing with the first-team boys and making it look seamless at times. That's fantastic for what the manager has put in place with the coaching staff through Steve Bould, myself and everyone else that works at the Club on the football side.

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