JOHN Farmer insists Nuneaton Griff have a bright future after blooding youth team players into the side.
The Heartlanders do not have a game tomorrow, but the manager says he will continue to play young players after they impressed in the 2-1 defeat to Earlswood Town.
Paul Winn, Luke Purkiss and Nathan Whitehead made their debuts on Monday, while Sam Slater, Jordan Hindhaugh, Jordan Scobbie, Henry Toro, Danny Pritchard and Adam Sullivan have all been involved to one degree or another this season.
Farmer said: “It looks very promising if these kids stick around.
“We had a few late cry-offs due to work and it was the perfect chance to get kids in.
“We lost the cup semi-final so it was a chance to look at what they can do. They’ll be involved in the last two games I’m sure.”
Ninth placed Griff only have Midland Combination Premier league placings to play for having been kncoked out of the Les James Challenge Cup last weekend.
A 4-3 aggregate defeat to Feckenham disappointed Farmer, who felt his players could have done better at both ends of the pitch.
“It was a mixed bag over Easter. The negative was the Feckenham game as we won the second leg, but not by enough to get through.
“We let ourselves down in the first leg, but we conceded goals in the first half hour of the first leg. We did enough to get through, but we missed a dozen chances in the second leg.
“The positive was the game on Monday. I was really pleased with the performance considering how many kids we had,” he said.