THE under 18s saw a four game unbeaten run come to an end with a 1-0 defeat to Chesterfield, but Professional Development Phase Lead Coach Sam Rose says the team will continue to work hard and develop.
The Brewers had won their previous four games in all competitions before they were defeated by Chesterfield, who themselves came into the game having recorded two-straight wins, at St George's Park.
The under 18s had the opportunity to rotate their starting 11, with Reece Hutchinson, Max Smith and Callum Hawkins heading out on loan.
Rose was pleased to be able to give players oppotunities and believes that players will learn from the defeat.
He said: "Today we didn't quite do enough to win the game but I think a draw may have been a fairer result for all of the possession and control we had. We weren't as effective as we needed to be in final 3rd with crosses from wide and attacking play to get in behind or through Chesterfield.
"We are all a little disappointed that we have missed the opportunity to make it 5 wins from 5 but we will quickly move on from the result. With Max, Reece and Callum heading out on loan to experience 1st team men's football, we had the opportunity to change the line-up a little today and for others to start the game, which is what it's all about. As always the lads will learn from these experiences win, lose or draw and we will keep working hard to develop as individuals and as a team."