New Coventry City manager Mark Robins praised the performance of Reece Brown, despite his side losing 2-1 to Carlisle in League One.
The former United player, now in charge of the Sky Blues, was disappointed to lose his first game as boss at the Ricoh Arena but found solace in the display of the on-loan defender.
“With the influx of new players and young players, we need to start to give them that guidance on how to perform to their best ability,” Robins told Coventry’s website.
“You need to be a man in this game. I think Brown did well today. He stepped up to the plate and he has won some good balls in the air with his distribution being pretty good as well.”
Elsewhere, Ben Amos made his seventh start for Hull City as they went down 3-1 to Leicester City in The Championship. The young Reds keeper started his seventh match for Steve Bruce’s men, who were outgunned by a David Nugent hat-trick.
Luke Giverin and Gyliano van Velzen both played for Royal Antwerp as they drew 2-2 with R.C.S. Visé. The pair, who joined the club in early September, both started the match as they continue their development in the in the Belgian second division.
Reds on loan
Barclays Premier League
Fabio - QPR
Ben Amos - Hull City
Reece Brown - Coventry City
John Cofie - Sheffield United
Belgian second division
Luke Giverin - Royal Antwerp
Gyliano van Velzen - Royal Antwerp