Brian Little: Jersey manager 'learnt a lot' from first game in charge

Brian Little
Brian Little is best known for a spell in charge of Aston Villa, and his other clubs also include Leicester and Stoke

Jersey manager Brian Little says he "learnt a lot" from his first match since taking the role last month.

The Channel Islanders beat the Royal Navy 2-0 as part of their preparations for the annual Muratti match in May.

"I know one or two of the names now which is important, and got used to one or two bits of banter on the sidelines with them," Little told BBC Jersey.

"I like winning when there's a nil scoreline against me, so I'm very happy and the commitment was fantastic."

In December, Jersey made an application to join Uefa and follow Gibraltar by taking part in European Championship qualifiers.

Their squad is made up of players from the island's combination league, which has recently been criticised by Jersey-born Ipswich striker Brett Pitman.

"I've learnt an awful lot more about the players than I have done in two full match training sessions," added 62-year-old Little.

"I tried three centre backs in the second half which probably worked better - they generally bossed the game in many respects, so lots of things were good."

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