Steve Chettle was pleased to see Notts County Reserves record a comfortable win over Mansfield on Tuesday afternoon.
First-half goals from Kion Etete and Elliott Ward were enough to see the Magpies earn their second successive Central League victory.
And Chettle was pleased with the way the side implemented the gameplan after being forced to make late changes to the side.
“It was a comfortable win in which we played effective football,” he said.
“In the first half especially we got the ball into good areas and had their defenders running back towards their own goal, which no one likes.
“The plan and shape we worked on during Monday’s training had to be changed because Noor Husin had to drop out.
“We put the new one into place well, particularly in the first half, which was pleasing because we hadn’t had a chance to work on it on the grass.”
Chettle was pleased with the performance of goalkeeper Max Culverwell, who is expected to be involved with the first team this weekend, and his two-man strikeforce.
“Max kept goal really well,” he said. “We expect him to be on the bench at Crewe this weekend and he’ll go into that on the back of a good performance and clean sheet today.
“Saturday will be a big feather in his cap and he’ll spend this week training with the first team which will be good for his development as an 18-year-old.
“We played with two up-front for the first time in a long while and were pleased to see the relationship between Kion Etete and Remaye Campbell.
“Those two played really well together for the Under 18s last season and it worked today too with Kion linking up nicely with Remaye after returning from his hamstring lay-off and marking it with a goal.”