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"Fantastic win. Kyle Spence now needs to go and earn his pro contract at the club." - Coventry City's Jason Farndon

14 February 2015

Farndon also took time to praise midfielder Callum Maycock who was released by Birmingham City a year ago...

Coventry City Under-18s coach Jason Farndon has praised his back-four after the 1-0 win over Birmingham City.

The Sky Blues claimed a narrow victory over Birmingham City at the Alan Higgs Centre to keep in touch with Huddersfield Town at the top of the league.

The trialist, Chris Dusabe, a second-year apprentice from Leicester City, scored the only goal of the game in the first-half to secure the three points.

Farndon admitted it was a really difficult game against the Blues but praised the impact of midfielder Callum Maycock who was released from Birmingham a year ago.

The City coach said: "It was a really difficult game. I think they're a very good side and the game came down to a goalkeeping mistake and we capitalised on it.

"A lot of credit has to go to the defence with Luke Bromley coming in at right-back and I thought he was outstanding today along with the rest of the back-four.

"Darragh Leahy started a bit slowly but really settled into the game and made some great tackles in the second-half with it being his first Under-18s game in England.

"Callum Maycock was actually released by Birmingham when he was 16 and we took him on so it was a big game for him. He was brilliant and has really grown this year."

Kyle Spence and Jay Albini both recently returned to the side following lengthy injury lay-offs as Farndon gets a few more options in his squad.

Farndon confirmed the club will get a chance to look at Dusabe for a further month and has challenged Kyle Spence to earn his pro contract.

He added: "The trialist, Chris Dusabe, is a good player but can be quite elusive. He is sometimes outstanding but at other times, he can drift out of a game which isn't what we expect at this club.

"He's only been in a week but we've extended his loan for a month which will give us a good chance to have a look at him.

"I'm really happy for Kyle and Jay. Jay has suffered all season with injury and we need him to get a run of games.

"It is equally important for Kyle as well but he is a second-year and he needs to go and earn his pro contract."

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