England coach Silverwood insists "there are positives" despite Ashes humiliation

England head coach Chris Silverwood has insisted "there are positives" his side can take from their defeat in the third Ashes Test against Australia.

England slumped to an innings defeat at the MCG, getting bowled out for just 68 on day three to lose the series 3-0 with two Tests still left to play.

Speaking to BT Sport after the defeat, Silverwood said: "We had a good honest chat after the last Test, we just have to couple those performances together and find a way of pushing back against this bowling attack and scoring runs.

"Yesterday we had a little bit of disruption in the morning and I think the way the guys applied themselves on the field and the way the bowling attack rallied and got us back into this game was a credit to them.

"The way we caught in the last innings was good as well and I think there are positives coming out of this.

"I've got to give our boys credit for the way they pushed back yesterday, but we have to find a way of scoring runs against this attack."

With two Tests remaining in the series, Silverwood added that England will look to back some of their young players to "come out and show what they can do".

"We want to take something away from this series and we want to come back and compete in the last two Test matches," he said.

"We do have some world-class players and some youngsters as well who are learning on the job constantly.

"What we have to do is try and give them some confidence, we know they have ability and we do back them.

"We have to give them the opportunity to come out and show what they can do in the last two Tests."

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