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"They wanted to win today. Winning games has to be part of their development." - Coventry City's Lee Glover

7 December 2015

The Sky Blues coach praised Cian Harries and Dion Kelly-Evans following the 1-0 win over Birmingham City...

Coventry City Under-21s coach Lee Glover praised his side's defensive work following the 1-0 win over Birmingham City.

In a tight affair at the Alan Higgs Centre, substitute Jordan Thompson scored the only goal of the game when he turned in James Maddison's set-piece in the 61st minute.

Martin Lorentzson, the Swedish right-back who is close to signing with the club also played for the Sky Blues as Glover claims his first win as Under-21s coach.

Glover praised the attitude of the group and believes they got their rewards for some good performances of late.

The City coach said: "I'm really happy for the lads. We've got the win today but we played really well against Sheffield Wednesday last week and got nothing.

"The players showed the same application today and deserved the victory as a lot of the performances lately have been very good.

"Everyone likes to win of course and I know we talk about the development of players a lot but winning needs to be part of their development.

"It was quite an even game and they had chances. The lads defended really well at times and were extremely determined to keep us in the lead which is great to see."

The Sky Blues travel to Hull City on Monday in their next Under-21s fixture and Glover hopes they can build some confidence from the result.

He added: "I thought people like Cian Harries and Dion Kelly-Evans had an excellent game, particularly in the final stages of the game.

"They've headed balls away and got blocks in, and lead from the front really. You look at the younger lads though and a first-year scholar got a goal today which is great for him.

"They should all be really happy with themselves tonight and take a lot of confidence from the result. We'll be expecting the exact same from them in the next game." 

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