Our desperate injury list has left Glenn with little option but to pitch in the kids for the rest of the campaign.
That will certainly be the case at Anfield on Sunday where the manager only has faint hopes of Les Ferdinand returning from the treatment room.
“When we go out and play we want to put in a performance and try to win the game,” said Glenn. “But I’m not going to be too judgemental on the team.
“I need to get to know these players and I think we have to be realistic with what is available.
“We could do without losing any more because it looks like none of these players will return this season, only Les and Steffen Iversen, the rest of them look like they are out for the rest of the season.
“So we have to have our realistic head on for these games and it’s more about the players.”
But Glenn insisted there was a positive side to the situation. “It has been frustrating but in the same way for the depth of the squad this could be a good situation for us,” he said.
“That might sound strange but letting the players come in and letting me see them, perhaps I wouldn’t have seen them if other players had been fit, these youngsters would be in reserves, that could be invaluable.
“You need a strong squad and perhaps the underbelly of it is already here and is being given experience now.”
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