Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Mick McCarthy was a more contented man after watching Seyi Olofinjana's two goals beat Northampton Town in yesterday's behind-closed doors friendly, writes Ged Scott.
And, after viewing the first Wolves friendly at their Compton Park training ground since the decision to abandon the club's second string, McCarthy admits that he was more than happy with the decision to pull out of the reserves league.
"I sometimes wonder about the development of younger players in the reserve league," said McCarthy. "I knew the job Chris Evans did here before I came here and I know how good their development is coming through the Academy.
"But, sometimes, coming out of the Academy to play in the reserves league with disenchanted players and players coming back from injuries is not good for their development.
"At Sunderland last year, we also had cause to complain as sometimes we were struggling to get a team out.
"This way, it's more beneficial. A number of clubs have pulled out of the reserve league and the fact that we can get friendlies when we want and put them on at our own training ground has to be good."