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'A season of progression' - Foster

14 April 2014

The City Under-21s coach also believes the Sky Blues could have won their final game of the season...

Coventry City Under-21s coach Ian Foster has praised the side's progression this year after their 2-2 draw at table-topping Huddersfield Town.

The Sky Blues nominated much of the game at the John Smith's stadium where Harry Bunn gave the Terriers the lead before captain Ryan Haynes equalised before the break.

Dylan McGeouch put City deservedly ahead five minutes into the second half but Bunn's second of the game fifteen minutes from time saw the two sides share the points.

It was the Under-21s' final game of the season and Foster believes recent results prove the young players have progressed throughout the season.

Foster said: "It has been a difficult season for some of the players results wise but it is important we see the bigger picture.

"You look at the first game of the season compared to the performances we've seen in recent weeks, I think the progression has been remarkable. We've seen a lot of young players play above themselves and that is only going to benefit them.

"Our Under-18s players have come up into the Under-21s this season and it has given them a really good platform. 

"Everything is geared towards the first-team and it was always going to be a year of transition in the Under-21s this season as the young players had a lot to learn. I think several players can be happy with how they've done this season."

Dylan McGeouch and Nathan Delfouneso both featured for the Under-21s at the John Smith's Stadium in order to get valuable minutes on the pitch. 

Having seen his side dominate much of the game, Foster believes his side could have ended the season with a win.

He added: "We've brought in new system today and the team adapted really well. Some of our trigger points had to change but I think it didn't take them long to get used to it.

"The passing and movement was superb. If I'm being ultra-critical, I think we were lacking an end product at times. We've hit the post twice and if they go in, we win the game.

"I can only be happy with the display as we've come to the side which has won the league and we've been the better side. It is a great point to end the season on and I'm sure many of the players will have taken a lot out of the game."

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