United boss Russ Wilcox is pleased to be able to present youth trainee Taron Hare with game time during pre-season.The second year right-back, who is now the captain of the youth side, has impressed Wilcox with his attitude and ability.
Hare played half of the second half of last week's 3-1 win at Bottesford, and received a 30-minute run-out in the victory at Gainsborough at the weekend.
"Eddie Nolan is our only recognised right-back at the moment," Wilcox told The Iron Player.
"I wanted to look at Taron Hare there and it was pleasing to give him 30 minutes.
"He's still learning that role because he is more of a centre-half but we do see him progressing to be a good full-back.
"He played there last season in the reserves a couple of times, and was particularly outstanding against Doncaster at home.
"There are bits of his game that need to improve but he's still a young boy.
"The key to these early games is giving people time.
"As we get nearer the Swindon game I have to make big decisions because some people are going to play more.
"I need to get more players (their pre-season game time) up to 90 minutes and then make some tough decisions then."
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