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"I'm delighted with the start to the season but there is much more to come from this side." - Coventry City Under-18s coach Jason Farndon

18 September 2014

The City Under-18s coach has also praised wing-back Dion Kelly-Evans and midfielder Kyle Spence for their early season form...

Coventry City Under-18s coach Jason Farndon has challenged his players to continue to improve after their unbeaten start to the 2014/15 season.

The Sky Blues have enjoyed an outstanding start to the season which was capped off with last week's 6-0 victory at Bristol City.

Coventry City are currently the only unbeaten side in the league and face Brentford at the Alan Higgs Centre at the weekend.

Farndon doesn't want his players gettingĀ complacentĀ ahead of the weekend's game and has also praised the form of wing-back Dion Kelly-Evans.

The City coach said: "We've really kicked on after a great pre-season and everyone really knows the jobs and responsibilities which the system requires. There is a real work ethic and desire to succeed within the group and everyone is really working for each other.

"It isn't all about winning the league though. The boys have got to look at themselves and push themselves to get the professional contract at the end of the season. The FA Youth Cup will be good for them but we can still improve.

"What's been really pleasing for me is the amount of goals we're scoring from different positions. Dion Kelly-Evans has scored three or four goals this season from wing-back which has been great to see.

"He seems to be getting better with each week which passes as he has chipped in with a few goals but has also upped his work rate. The wing-back position seems to suit him and he has adjusted to it brilliantly."

Under-18s players Kyle Spence and James Maddison have already had involvement with the first team this season, notably during the 1-0 win over Wycombe Wanderers in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Having signed for the Sky Blues in the summer from Crystal Palace, Farndon has been delighted with the way Spence has settled into life at City.

He added: "I've been delighted with Kyle Spence since he joined. He has great technical ability and he can play off both feet. He is really exciting when he gets on the ball but he has added the work ethic this club demands so we're beginning to see the best of him.

"He has shown he can play in a variety of different roles as well which is probably why Steven Pressley played him at Wycombe Wanderers in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

"He has still got a lot of work to do on his out of possession game and the system but the signs have been very promising so far."

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