The powers that be at Institute may well decide to throw caution to the wind when the Drumahoe men travel to Championship basement side, Tobermore United, tomorrow afternoon.
And while the club’s Head of Youth Development, Paul Kee, was particularly disappointed at last weekend’s home defeat by Coagh United, he may well opt to introduce a number of his exciting youngsters for tomorrow’s game.
“To be totally honest, I have been disappointed with two or three individual players over recent weeks; their form has been poor but the team has helped them out. However, it now looks like some of those boys have basically played themselves out of the team for visit to Tobermore and that’s why we are probably going to have to make a few changes,” said Kee.
“I may have to throw a few of the young lads in to see how they get on, but that is the nature of the game at this club,” he added.
“If we approach the game with the wrong attitude - as we did the Coagh game - then we are going to have a tough day at Tobermore.”
Midfielder Aaron Walsh has been ruled out for several weeks after fracturing a bone in his foot last weekend while Dean Jarvis also misses out due to suspension. Joe Gray is also struggling with a knee injury.
However, central midfielder, Darren McCauley and the experienced Ryan Semple should both be available for selection.
“I was a bit disappointed with certain individual performances on Saturday, and those identities will remain private, but I’ve spoken to some of the players this week at training,” claimed Kee.
“Professionally, I believe the players have been tutored well on the training pitch with plenty of preparation, information and I feel the coaching staff can’t do any more in our sessions, but in relation to our young players, the problem is they need to gain experience when playing at this level. Maybe now is the time to do that,” he concluded.