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"We've been brave and gave an honest performance." - Coventry City Professional Development Coach Dave Hockaday

11 March 2015

Hockaday was pleased to have got a clean sheet in the Under-21s 0-0 draw with Sheffield Wednesday in 'difficult conditions'…

Coventry City Professional Development coach Dave Hockaday was pleased that the Under-21s got a clean sheet in their 0-0 draw with Sheffield Wednesday at Liberty Way.

In what he described as 'difficult conditions', the young Sky Blues battled to a point, with Simeon Jackson missing the chance of the game in the second half.

Hockaday said he is taking the positives out of the match and was delighted that Jordan Willis played an hour on his return from injury.

"It was difficult conditions on a bobbly pitch," he said. "But both teams played honest and gave their absolute all.

"We said it was either going to be 0-0 or 1-0 due to a mistake from a team and we got that chance, but couldn't put it away.

"The 1st half was one we should have been winning. But the second half we were under a bit of pressure but we were brave and kept a high line.

"It's about keeping players fit at this level and I was delighted that Jordan Willis came through an hour on his return from an ankle injury.

"He's come through and hopefully he will now be in contention on Saturday, we need him in the first team.

"The trialist gave a good performance and he couldn't have done much more. We will take the positives and now move on."

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