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Dobbo: Friendly will aid development

4 September 2012

Assistant manager Richard Dobson says coming up against a strong Tottenham Hotspur team will help Wycombe’s youngsters in their future development.

Spurs’ side, including the likes of Michael Dawson, Tom Huddlestone and Kyle Naughton, ran out 6-0 winners at the Premier League club’s training ground on Tuesday afternoon, but Dobson believes the test will prove beneficial in the long run.

“We found it tough early on and were 3-0 down after 25 minutes, but we settled down, got to grips with the game and had a good spell up until they made six changes midway through the second half,” he told 

“Being so young and inexperienced, it was always going to be very tough against much more experienced and technically very good players.” 

He added: “We can learn lessons from playing against very good players – it was an eye-opener for the lads to see how good the players at the top are. 

“I can’t fault the effort or work-rate, but in terms of quality and awareness, the lads will be able to learn from the experience.

“It was a swift learning curve but will help them in their long-term futures. We need to take the positives out of the game.” 

As well as the youngsters gaining valuable experience against top-flight opposition, the game also saw Danny Foster and Jo Kuffour enhance their match fitness. 

Team: Trialist, Foster, Dunne, Winfield, Hause, Angol, Ehui (Ighorae 60), Kewley-Graham, Kretzschmar, Kuffour (Morias 60), Taylor.

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