Manning runs the rule over his squad players after Villa game
MK Dons 2-4 Aston Villa U21s
Brooklyn Ilunga recovered well from his early mistake against Aston Villa U21s
Making nine changes to his side for the Papa John’s Trophy game, Dons’ head coach gave starts to several of his squad players, with many of them making a strong impression against the strong young Villains.
Here’s what the head coach had to say about some of his players.
“Brook is a good character but as part of his journey he will make mistakes. The biggest thing is to learn from it, get better and improve. He showed good energy, good character and had some good moments.”
“Josh had a really good impact in attack. There are some things, out of position defensively, he needs to get better at, but a lot of the guys did well.”
“I was pleased with Aden tonight, he did well. That's what we've got in the group. And these guys should be pushing, fighting and scrapping so when they get the opportunity they have to make sure they grab it.”
“Charlie has to keep working and pushing. I can't speak highly enough of his character and his personality. He has to keep fighting. It's difficult because most of the squad is fit, and when you look at that level of competition, you have to make sure you come in and train to your maximum every day and Charlie has to keep doing it.”