"Those people will develop as time goes on. Some might develop rapidly, and you can give other people a wee bit more time.
"I am seeing a fair bit of the youngsters in FA Youth Cup matches - not just normal league matches. I see these players playing under a bit of duress and pressure and it has all been very encouraging.
"Again, it is nice to see that. My point is this; I am not going to run around pinning my hopes on things."
He added: "In the summer time we are now going to try and improve our squad again to give the young players that wee bit of extra time to come through."