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Damien happy to help

Chapman, Davenport and Brereton all made an impact at Doncaster Rovers on Monday night

27 February 2019

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Damien Johnson admits he's happy to help out first team boss Tony Mowbray when required, after three senior players gained valuable minutes for the Development Squad in midweek.

Harry Chapman and Jacob Davenport have both been in and around the Under-23s squads in recent weeks, as the duo continue to build up their match fitness.

And striker Ben Brereton was added to the group for Monday night's clash at Doncaster Rovers, with the teenager bagging a brace in a big Premier League Cup win.

“Jacob has looked stronger with every game and will benefit from his first 90 in a long time," Johnson said after the game.

“Harry got 80, he could have played 90, but I just thought it was a good chance to give the young lads a run out at the end.”

“It was between Ben and the manager and I was more than happy to accommodate him.

“I thought his attitude was terrific and good to see him get a couple of goals.

“They are all still young players and it’s important if they are not getting regular games then I think it does them good to get 80 or 90 minutes under their belt," he added.

“It was an opportunity to get goals, do what they do best, and of course I think it will help their confidence.”

“I thought they looked a real threat. We know they all bring different attributes, so there’s a good mix, a good variety, and a lot of talent.”

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