Tony Mowbray believes the midweek run out for four young first team Rovers worked out perfectly for all parties.
Ben Brereton and Joe Nuttall both bagged braces for the Development Squad in their big 5-1 victory at Doncaster Rovers on Monday night.
Mowbray was boosted further by Harry Chapman appearing for 81 minutes and Jacob Davenport appearing for the whole game at the Keepmoat Stadium.
And discussing the quartet, Mowbray expects further game time in the Under-23s to come, with a trip to West Ham United on the horizon on Monday evening.
“Harry Chapman, Davenport, Brereton, Nuttall, they all played in midweek," Mowbray reflected.
"It’s important that those four don’t slip through the cracks really, and by that I mean training but not playing.
“It was a chance to get them game minutes, so when they get called upon [in the first team] they get more ready for it.
“I think Monday night the Under-23s are away to West Ham United, at Dagenham & Redbridge, so we may see more game time for some of those players.
“They need to play and need that confidence to play. Under-23s football, is it going to prepare them for the Championship? Maybe not.
"What’s the benefit? The benefit is the 90 minutes, playing a game, running up and down. But it’s not the same as a Championship match, playing against big, physical men," he added.
“The benefits as well from Monday at Doncaster was Joe scoring two goals and Ben scoring two goals. That will boost the confidence and won’t do them any harm."