Why Glover's comments will delight Derby County fans

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Derby County youth coach Lee Glover praised the under-21 side for an 'honest' win against Stoke City.

Derby County’s under-21 coach Lee Glover told the club’s website that he was delighted with the under-21 Premier League Cup win against Stoke.

He was delighted because he’s suggested every single player put in a hard working and honest performance, which shows the development of a mentality which will benefit the first team and which supporters will be pleased about.

“After we had all sat down after the game, we looked all over the pitch and everyone put a performance in for the Club,” said Glover.

“It was the sort of honest performance that we want off our side and it is that, which has got us through.”

The benefit of stressing a message of commitment and unity into players from a very early age is that they’ll carry that forward when they start to play first team football.

They’re preparing themselves to deal with the pressure and responsibility of first team life effectively and everything which comes with it.

The majority of fans just want to see passion and commitment from players on a weekly basis.

If players are trying and working their socks off, it makes a defeat or a mistake a little easier to bear.

When this generation of Derby youngsters breaks into the first team, they’ll be exposed to greater scrutiny from fans but if they show these basic qualities at a young age, they’ll quickly become popular figures at the club.

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