Ability in possession made Adshead ideal
TEENAGER Dan Adshead started the FA Cup third round tie against Doncaster on Saturday and impressed once again on his sixth appearance for the first team.
Boss Keith Hill was keen for his side to keep hold of the ball for as long as possible against Rovers and had no hesitation in selecting Adshead for his abilities in possession.
“He’s just an excellent talent,” said Hill. “I don’t mind putting my trust in young players.
“I’m not stupid, and regardless of the situation that we were in, I take cup competitions seriously. It was a decision well made, and he didn’t let me
‘He was brave in going to get the ball. Sixteen? It doesn’t matter to me’
down. He was excellent in the first-half in keeping the ball. He got caught once or twice, but, wow, he was brave in going to get the ball. Sixteen? It doesn’t matter to me - I’ve got no fear.
“When we’re talking about experience – it’s not age experience, it’s knowledge being put into practice and he’s got that knowledge.
“We looked at the way we got beat the last time we were here and we needed to be more competitive in the centre of the pitch. We needed legs in there and we had legs in there and brains as well.
“Intelligence is a big aspect in football and they can’t hurt us when we’ve got the ball and in the first half we had a lot of the ball.
“I was really pleased with that and that’s why I had no fear of playng Dan in there. Dan loves the ball and the ball loves Dan.
“In terms of team selection, it doesn’t matter who you pick, they have just got to reflect a