Town boss Graeme Jones was “really satisfied” with tonight’s win over Cardiff City in the Carabao Cup, as he felt it demonstrated the strength of the squad he has at his disposal.
An own-goal from Junior Hoilett, before Alan Sheehan and Jake Jervis found the back of the net were more than enough to provide the Town with safe passage through to the third round of the competition.
Jones said: “I am really satisfied, it shows the strength of the club and the playing squad. We came here and I think we have been ourselves, I think there was a big improvement from two-and-a-half weeks ago, that’s the only thing I wanted to measure. Obviously the lads who have come in have played 90 minutes, I feel like we’re in a really strong position.
“I treat everyone the same – there is no first team and second team. There’s players that are in form, players that have to work to get into form, players that are behind physically and behind mentally. But this competition is good for us, we need to be competitive in everything we do, I wasn’t coming here to lay down tonight so we can concentrate on the Championship. No, it’s the opposite, it’s healthy for the football club, we want to go as far as we can go as long as it doesn’t hinder us in the league.
“Obviously we have got a game Saturday, I was conscious of that, that’s why the changes were made. The boys that came in showed that they’re totally confident and anytime that they’re required, they’ll be ready. Games like tonight help you prepare for that.”