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"There is a lot of food for thought for the manager. Everyone can be pleased with the shift they put in." - Coventry City's Jason Farndon

13 April 2015

The City coach also reserved special praise for Under-21s captain Ivor Lawton who played in both defence and midfield in the 1-1 draw...

Coventry City Under-18s coach Jason Farndon was delighted with the Under-21s application and endeavour after the 1-1 draw against Leeds United.

Lewis Walters had put the home side ahead but City got a point as Blair Turgott netted a wonderful late equaliser as City left Thorp Arch not to claim all three points.

Four trialists started for the Sky Blues today as it was a young side who started in Yorkshire as they stretched their run of form to just one loss in six games.

Farndon has praised the young side's mentality and application, and believes the manager Tony Mowbray will have plenty of 'food for thought'.

"I was really pleased with the team today," Farndon said.

"We had four trialists and that can be difficult at times but everyone bedded in together and worked extremely hard for the point today.

"We created much the better chances here and also showed good character and application after we were 1-0 down.

"Overall there is a lot of food for thought for the manager from today and everyone can be pleased with the shift they put in."

Blair Turgott not only scored for the Sky Blues but created plenty of chances throughout the game as Ivor Lawton captained the side.
Farndon also reserved special praise for Lawton and Turgott, as well as left-back Ryan Haynes as all three excelled in Leeds.

He continued: "Ivor showed his versatility by excelling in central defence and centre-midfield. I gave him the captain's armband and he really grew into the role.

"Ryan Haynes was excellent on the left putting in crosses and getting up and down the pitch.

"Blair always looked like a match winner and his goal was a great strike. He almost netted a late winner and he was a constant threat. 

"The manager will be pleased with what he has seen as he will have plenty to mull over from now until the end of the season."

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