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"It's a good one for the supporters! The players were fantastic in the final stages." - Coventry City's Lee Glover

21 December 2015

The Sky Blues coach has also praised the progress the young group have made after the 4-3 win over Bolton...

Coventry City Under-21s coach Lee Glover was stunned by his side's attitude and commitment after the 4-3 win over Bolton Wanderers.

The Sky Blues were 3-0 down at the break thanks to goals from Kaiyne Woolery and Jamie Thomas at the Alan Higgs Centre.

George Thomas and Bassala Sambou both netted a brace as Glover's side netted four second-half goals to claim an unlikely three points against the Trotters.

Glover praised the effort of his side and believes they could have scored even more goals late on with Thomas and Sambou missing chances.

Glover said: "Well, it's a good one for the supporters! It was a great second-half performance and I'm delighted for the players.

"We found ourselves 3-0 down at half-time and we hadn't even played that badly. We'd created more chances than them but they were ruthless in front of goal.

"There were a few mistakes for the goals we conceded and a few heads were down at half-time but the lads showed a terrific character in the second-half.

"We said at half-time if we get the first-goal, we'd be right back in it and the way the team finished the game was so strong. We could have scored more goals in the final stages so they thoroughly deserved it."

It was the final Under-21s game of 2015 and Glover believes there is progress being made with the group, and delighted to see Under-18s players step up.

He added: "It's a massive work in progress but I feel as though it is being made by the team and individual players as well. 

"Whilst we don't have a full Under-21s group, it's important we work on developing players who will be good enough for the first-team and that is always the aim.

"The pleasing thing is that a lot of the Under-18s have taken their chance in the Under-21s and performed really well. 

"As we saw today, we've got a lot of players who are currently playing above their age and we're really delighted with that."


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