INTERIM head coach Gary O'Neil says his eye-catching decision to drop goalkeeper Mark Travers for yesterday's clash with Wolves was "what I thought was best for the group".

Republic of Ireland international Travers, who won a host of awards at the end of last season, including the Daily Echo/Micky Cave player of the year and Championship golden glove, was dropped to the bench following the 9-0 thumping at Liverpool.

Brazilian international Neto came in for his Premier League debut instead, keeping a clean sheet in the 0-0 stalemate.

O'Neil made three further changes to his starting XI from the side which lost at Anfield, with Jaidon Anthony, Kieffer Moore and Marcos Senesi also dropping to the bench. Philip Billing, Dominic Solanke and fit-again Lloyd Kelly were restored to the team.

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Discussing his decision to drop Travers to the bench, O'Neil told the Daily Echo: "Leaving people out is always tough.

"It was a decision based around what I thought was best for the group and for Trav.

"As always, decisions like that can go either way. So it was just a call that, when you’re in charge of the team, you have to make.

"I tried to make the right one."