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"If I'm being critical, when you create so many chances as a team, you've got to take them." - Coventry City's Lee Glover

2 December 2015

The City coach has praised the performance of first-year scholars Jak Hickman and Jordan Thompson following the defeat...

Coventry City Under-21s coach Lee Glover has admitted his frustration following the Under-21s defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.

Jack Stobbs scored the only goal of the game in the 37th minute in a game the Sky Blues dominated at the Alan Higgs Centre.

Bassala Sambou, Lateef Elford-Alliyu and Ryan Haynes all had chances in the second-half but the young City side couldn't find the equalising goal.

Glover believes it is a 'harsh lesson' in football for the side but praised first-year scholars Jak Hickman and Jordan Thompson for their performance.

The City coach said: "We did enough to win a game. We created plenty of chances throughout the game and on another day, they go in and we win quite comfortably.

"It's a harsh lesson for the players really as they've only really had one chance and they've put it away, whilst we've had plenty with no reward.

"If I'm being critical, when you create so many chances as a team, you've got to be able to take them but we didn't and they got away with it today.

"It was another day when we had two first-year scholars playing in the Under-21s, Jak Hickman and Jordan Thompson, and they were both brilliant."

Cian Harries returned to the Under-21s following international duty with Wales and Glover praised his influence but believes the side has to develop a winning mentality.

He added: "It was good to have Cian back in the fold after international duty and first-team experience, and I thought he was excellent stepping back in.

"They were plenty of brilliant performances across the park and the frustrating thing is, the only negative today was the actual result.

"Obviously at this level, it is all about the development and we've seen plenty of that in this group in such a short amount of time.

"But, you do want them to win games. They need to develop that winning mentality and if they can, those chances go in and we win." 

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