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"We played 4-4-2 last week but we'll probably look to change things around again." - Coventry City's Jason Farndon

4 December 2014

The City coach also believes the category system doesn't mean it will be an easy game for the Sky Blues at Bournemouth...

Coventry City Under-18s coach Jason Farndon has admitted he may change the system for the FA Youth Cup game against AFC Bournemouth.

The Sky Blues face the long trip down to the Goldsands Stadium tomorrow night in the third round against the Cherries.

City came through a tough test in the second round at Rochdale, as Jason Farndon's side secured a 4-3 win having played 4-4-2 for the first time this season.

With a number of players who can easily adapt to a number of positions, Farndon stated he's considering other systems.

The City coach said: "We played 4-4-2 last week but we'll probably look to change things around again. 

"We've got a lot of players who can adapt into many positions in the forward area and the defensive zone.

"We've already played a few systems this year and when the lads step up into the Under-21s, they sometimes play other systems.

"When the players are young and developing, it's important we keep adjusting what we want from them as we always want to test our young players at this club."

AFC Bournemouth, who are currently sitting 4th in the Championship, have a category three Academy who are currently top of the South West Alliance League.

The Cherries Under-18s are on nine-game unbeaten run and Farndon believes people shouldn't pay any attention to the category status.
He added: "I don't this category thing makes a huge difference at all. They're a category three team but as we saw from Rochdale, it will always be tough.

"I'm sure Bournemouth have aspirations of moving up the categories in the years to come as they're quite a young Academy.

"They're currently investing heavily to improve all areas of the club as you can see from the way their first-team have played this season.

"It doesn't mean anything to us. We don't respect a category one side better than what we would a category three team."

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