Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez was pleased his young players saw off Bournemouth 1-0 in their FA Cup replay.
Martinez did not feel he was putting Wigan's FA Cup run in jeopardy by utilising his squad.
Teenagers Fraser Fyvie and Angelo Henriquez, as well as 20-year-old Roman Golobart, all started for the Latics and Martinez was pleased with their contributions.
When asked if he was taking a chance by naming an inexperienced side Martinez said: "No, it is not a risk, a risk would be not to give the opportunity to youngsters.
"The future of our football club relies on having a strong development path for our youngsters and it is all good for me to say that and not give opportunities to the young players.
"I will always take responsibility for the results but the young players will have an opportunity at Wigan Athletic.
"I'm very proud with the coaching staff and everyone involved because to make nine changes and to be able to be a team and perform in the manner we did today in a professional way should make everyone extremely proud."