Huws completes 90 minutes as Town boss takes plenty of positives from game

Town boss Paul Lambert heaped praise on his players after last nights draw at Notts County.

One of the main pluses being Emyr Huws, who completed 90 minutes last night for the first time got the first team since the last game of the 16/17 season, coincidentally at Notts County near rivals Forest.

That’s probably his first 90 minutes in over two years,” Lambert reflected. “It’s incredible.”

The Blues boss also had praise for a number of other players: “Idris [El Mizouni] is getting better and better, [Kayden] Jackson and [James] Norwood are playing really well, Danny Rowe I thought was excellent. There’s a lot of good things.

“I still think we need two or three to come in to help that group and let’s see what happens.”

“Another goal for Kayden [Jackson], 90 minutes,” the Town manager reflected. “The team’s really young, a lot of lads didn’t travel, a lot of lads that were left back at the training ground, obviously injured ones there as well.

“We left some of the bench, younger kids played, so it was another good 90 minutes. It’s really good for them, it will do well for their development and a couple of trialists played for us obviously as well.”

Speaking on duo Wilson and Guthrie, both on trial with Town.

“I thought they did fine,” Lambert said. “There wasn’t anything untoward with any of the two guys, I thought they done well they applied themselves really well for the team and fitted really well. So we’ll have to see what happens over the next ten days or so.”

He says the interest in either of the duo is yet to progress beyond taking a look at them: “No, I wanted to watch them and see where they are. It’s really difficult when you go on trial, I’ve done it myself, it’s difficult, you’ve got to hope things go your way at the right time and moment, but the two guys have come in and done really well.”

Asked if he is likely to sign any new additions before the opener at Burton: “I don’t know,” he said. “They know who we want to try and get in. I guess it’s over to [general manager of football operations] Lee [O’Neill] and [owner] Marcus [Evans].

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