The Premier League Cup win over Burnley was a 10th outing of the season for central midfielder Jacob Davenport as he continues his build up his fitness.

Davenport is one of several fringe first-team players getting minutes under their belts for Billy Barr’s side having had a disrupted pre-season because of injury.

He made his first-team debut on the final day of last season against Swansea after hip and groin problems threatened to rule him out for the whole of his debut campaign since joining from Manchester City.

A poor tackle during a behind closed doors friendly with Macclesfield in July ruled him out for a further two months, but the 20-year-old has become a regular in Barr’s side of late.

He netted in the win over Burnley, having also scored in the Premier League International Cup defeat to Benfica four days earlier.

Davenport could well come under consideration for a loan move when the transfer window re-opens in January, but for now, Barr is pleased with the central midfielder’s contribution for the Academy side.

“He’s supposed to be our sitting midfielder,” Barr remarked.

“I remember Jacob as a young lad at Manchester City and they were the things he was really good at.

“That’s five games on the trot now and he’s getting his legs, he’s showing what he can do.

“He’s been really good in front of the back four, what’s been a young back four, and limiting things to in to their strikers.

“His personality is starting to come through as well.

“It’s two in two now which is fantastic.”