Danny Wilson was more than happy with how his trio of youngsters performed at Doncaster on New Year's Day.
Terry Kennedy and Elliott Whitehouse both started at the Keepmoat and Joe Ironside was introduced as a late second half substitute in the thrilling 2-2 draw.
Afterwards the Gaffer insisted it is time to push some of the promising youngsters on to the next level:
"I have said a lot recently that we need to test some of these boys and at certain times you have to go with your instinct when you think a few might be ready.
"Terry and Elliott demonstrated terrific character, as the whole team did, and that experience will only aid their development.
"Joe was brilliant when he came on; he got into the faces of the defenders and was a real physical presence. He had a major impact and that is what we want from our substitutes, we want them to change the game and he did.
"Joe will continue to develop in and around the first team, as will Terry and Elliott, but as you can see they are all learning their trade and it is a big step up to league football.
"All the lads will have enjoyed the atmosphere and now they have had a taste I am sure they will be desperate for further opportunities."