The Sky Blues right-back also believes injuries have hit the Under-21s group but says they'll come back in 2016 stronger...
Coventry City defender Dion Kelly-Evans praised striker George Thomas following the 4-3 win over Bolton Wanderers.
The Sky Blues right-back captained the side as they came back from 3-0 down at half-time to win 4-3 at the Alan Higgs Centre.
George Thomas and Bassala Sambou both notched a brace for Lee Glover's as the Under-21s end 2015 with an impressive win.
Kelly-Evans, who has been on the bench for the Sky Blues lately, demanded better for the goals conceded, but was happy with the performance at the final whistle.
The City right-back said: "It's a great result for us and I'm really happy for all the players in the dressing room as we deserved that.
"Considering our first-half performance, where I didn't think we played to the standards we should do, and conceded three sloppy goals.
"At half-time, we all said that we were always in the game and we just need to keep creating chances but defend much better.
"We achieved those aims in the second-half and when we got back to 3-3, I thought we'd take the point now but to get one before the end turned it into a great win and we're all delighted."
The Sky Blues came into the game on the back of a disappointing 5-0 defeat against Hull City at North Feriby United just over a week ago.
Kelly-Evans says the win today helps him and team put that result behind them and bemoaned the injuries the Under-21s group have suffered during the first-half of the season.
He added: "The Hull game was a hard one to swallow for me. I don't like losing but to lose by that scoreline was embarrassing for us and we need to do than that.
"When Bolton went 3-0 up today, I thought it was going to happen again but we really rallied this time and showed a real determination not to lose.
"George Thomas has been great for us since he come back and gives us something we were missing. He provides real quality up front but also works hard for the team.
"It's been an up and down season. We started really well but injuries have hit us hard with Jack Finch, Ben Stevenson, Ivor Lawton and Devon Kelly-Evans all out. This result will help us come back into the second-half of the season stronger."