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"It was a brilliant team performance. It showed they've got the mentality to succeed." - Coventry City's Jason Farndon

5 December 2014

The City Under-18s coach has also praised the entire back-room staff after his side sealed a fourth round spot in the FA Youth Cup...

Coventry City Under-18s coach Jason Farndon has praised the entire squad and staff after the 3-2 win over AFC Bournemouth.

The Sky Blues are through to the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup after an entertaining encounter at the Goldsands Stadium.

James Maddison hit a double, with one coming from the spot, and Ben Stevenson found the net as City progressed despite being pegged back twice.

The City Under-18s coach has praised the players and believes the Under-18s showed a mentality which proves they could succeed at Coventry City.

Farndon said: "Absolutely delighted with the result. We spoke to the boys at length about mentality and they dug in to get the result.

"It is obvious that this is a talented group but I wanted them to show us what it means to wear that badge and the evidence was in the performance.

"The manager talks about the mentality at the club and the players have to show they've got it to get their chance in the first-team.

"To be pegged back twice, I think shows the manager that this group of players have that mentality to succeed at this football club."

City needed extra time to seal the fourth round berth and Farndon admitted it was frustrating before praising the back-room staff at Coventry City.

He added: "It was really frustrating for us but to use a cliche, that's football.

"We dominated large periods of the game and I don't think it should ever have gone through to extra time.

"We had to take our chances and not switch off so we were a little bit guilty of doing that.

"But overall, it was a brilliant team performance from all the players and all the staff. 

"A lot of work goes in behind the scenes in the analysis department and the transport department. The players get the plaudits but there are a lot of unsung people behind the scenes." 

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