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"I'm really enjoying the role at Coventry City so far. It was a great team performance." - Coventry City's Dave Hockaday

12 February 2015

The City coach also praised the impact of the three trialists who started for the Sky Blues at Crewe Alexandra yesterday...

Coventry City Professional Development Coach Dave Hockaday has praised the 3-0 win at Crewe Alexandra as a 'great team performance'.

The Sky Blues Under-21s won their first game since October at Alexandra Park with a dominant performance against the Alex.

Blair Turgott, who moved to City after being released by West Ham in January, scored two and George Thomas scored a third in the second-half to seal the points.

Hockaday has praised the intensity of the performance, saying that will be a crucial aspect if the players were to break into the first-team.

The Under-21s coach said: "It's about developing the players of course but we've come away to Crewe and played some very good football.

"We were the better team throughout the game and it was impressive as the Crewe side have played a lot together over the years so it was always going to be difficult.

"There were some good performances and there was a higher intensity in the game to what a lot of the players would have been used to.

"They need to be able to go into the first-team and slot in straight away. The intensity levels for a period in the second-half died down but then we picked it back up."

City had three trialists start in the side yesterday as the management staff continue to look at options to add to their squad.

Hockaday believes the trialists all performed well and said he is enjoying the role at Coventry City so far.

He added: "The trialists came in and did very well. Everybody did well though, it really was a great team performance. 

"I'm really enjoying it here. I've been here for ten days and I'm here to help develop some of the younger players and give them a step into the first-team.

"Obviously, if I can help with the first-team as well, great because we really only have one group across the Under-21s and first-team.

"Everyone has made me feel very welcome and hopefully as time goes on, I can get one or two players into the first-team." 

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