Ben Brereton has admitted that his two-goal haul at Doncaster Rovers on Monday night has given him a timely confidence boost.
The teenage frontman, who arrived from Nottingham Forest in the summer, got his first goals in Rovers colours in midweek for the Under-23s.
And reflecting afterwards, the forward said he had no qualms about linking up with Damien Johnson's Development Squad after discussions with first team boss Tony Mowbray.
“I have spoken to the gaffer, me and him are great together, and he said it was good for me to get some minutes under my belt and get my confidence up," the 19-year-old said honestly.
“I would say that my confidence has taken a bit of a hit, I haven’t been playing as much as I have been used to, or scoring the goals that I have, but night’s like that can help get your confidence up and I was happy to be playing.
“It worked perfect, I agreed with him that I needed to get some minutes.
“Every goal, no matter who it’s for, Under-23s or first-team, it’s always good.
“I was happy with my performance and the team’s as well. The Under-23s have some good players, and with [Harry] Chapman and [Joe] Nuttall as well, it was good to get some minutes, and a good result.”