Maurice Ross says the rate at which his youngsters are developing is exciting for everyone at the club.
Motherwell’s reserves ran out 2-0 winners over St Johnstone on Monday, reaching the SPFL Reserve League Cup final with Hearts.
“I’m delighted for the players getting to the final,” he said. “They deserved it.
“We’ve gone toe-to-toe with them and deserved it. It could maybe have been 2-1, they had a few half chances.
“There is so much goes into what they are doing there. It’s not a case of turning up. It’s all planned, the majority of it.
“They are so loyal and humble. They are desperate for knowledge, and it makes my job easy.
“It’s mainly about development. But when they are developing at that rate, I am excited.”
Late goals from George Newell and Akeel Rehman were the difference between the two sides.
A youthful second string played well in an even first half, but grew into things further as the game wore on.
With 12 minutes to go, substitute Stuart McKinstry brilliantly dummied to send two defenders the wrong way on the inside left of the box. His low cross was then met by Newell, whose scuffed shot went past a helpless visiting goalkeeper.
As St Johnstone gambled on an equaliser, McKinstry was again the provider from the left for Rehman. Getting a second bite at it, he fired home just before the full time whistle to secure progression.
Motherwell: Morrison, MacDonald, Devine, Hussain, Livingstone, McAlear (Liam Brown), Cornelius (Kettings), Rehman, Newell, Semple (McKinstry), Starrs.
Subs not used: Hemfrey, Bowers, Watson, Jack Brown.