Sean Dyche feels the youth team’s performance against Manchester United gives great encouragement for the future.
Dyche has already had right back Cameron Dummigan in his first team squad, with the first-year scholar on the bench for the goal-less draw with Watford a fortnight ago.
And he was impressed with what he saw on Monday night: “There are some good alignments with the first team, you can see the energy, the organisation and the belief in the group, and we want that running through the club.
“There were good signs of that, some good moments of quality and I think there were a number of good performances.
“There are no guarantees with youth players but there are some good signs.
“There’s a lot of work to be done but it’s certainly going well at the minute.
“Let’s hope there’s a lot of potential there.
“There was certainly a nice drive and momentum to try to affect the game, and some good quality as well and created a lot of chances.
“But you’ve got to take those chances, that was probably the difference on the night.”