,plus it wouldn't hurt any of the players chances of "regaining " their places.
"Regaining"? What the hell are we talking about? Lookman and Davies are first team regulars, there's been the one game where Lookman didn't even come off the bench, but other than that, they're playing in every game.
Would it help them develop a winning mentality by winning a kids competition nobody cares about? Or would it help the kids that the "big boys" come down and win the league for them? How?
And what sort of message would that send out anyway? "You're nice lads but we don't trust you to win the league on your own, so we've brought in some help for you."
Let them bounce back after a poor performance and win it under their own steam. They're more than capable of it.
That, and only that would be of any use to them as professionals.