Toshack hails resilience of Under-21s
18th March 2016
Cameron Toshack hailed the resilience of the Under-21s after their convincing 5-0 home win over Blackburn Rovers.
The development squad - who still have plenty to play for this season - turned on the style at Landore as they secured their second five-goal victory of the campaign.
Boosted by the inclusion of Marvin Emnes and Kyle Bartley, the home side took the lead just before the break when Emnes finished off a flowing counter attack with a fine finish.
The Dutchman scored his second nine minutes into the second period with another rasping drive, while substitute Owain Jones made it three goals in two games with a brace of his own.
But Emnes had the final say late on as his deflected free-kick rounded off a five-star performance, with Toshack hailing the squad as they made it three games unbeaten.
"It was very pleasing," he said. "In the first half the conditions didn't favour either side but once we got the first goal that seemed to settle us and it came at a great time.
"But we imposed ourselves on the game we've shown a lot of resilience in our last two matches especially.
"It was also great to have Marvin (Emnes) and Kyle (Bartley) slot in and play and see the quality they bring. In fairness to them, both have been great with us and its great for our youngsters to see that when they look at the first-team players.
"It's obviously good to win games and to score goals, but the main job is to produce players for the football club and try to get them into the first-team environment."
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