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"I was really proud of the pros for helping the young lads along, we almost got a good result." Coventry City's Jason Farndon

3 March 2015

The Sky Blues boss, in temporary charge of the Under-21s, also hailed the staff who have been working extremely hard in a challenging week...

Coventry City Under-18s coach Jason Farndon was pleased with the Under-21s second-half performance as they almost came back from 3-0 down.

Farndon temporarily took charge of the 21s in Cardiff as Dave Hockaday is working with Neil MacFarlane ahead of the first-team's trip to Barnsley tonight.

Despite the defeat, he was delighted with the professionals who made the journey and believed they helped the younger lads along in the game.

"The first-half we kept the ball well but conceded some sloppy goals," Farndon said.

"But the second half was much better, the lads showed great character not to fold at 3-0 and we were close to a comeback.

"We created some good chances and the lads worked hard to get us in a position to almost complete a turnaround.

"I was really proud of the pros for helping the young lads along. They applied themselves which is a credit to them."

With the Sky Blues still awaiting to appoint a new manager, Farndon has said that the staff have been challenged over the past week.

But the Under-18s coach has praised the staff for their hard work and maintained that everyone has stuck together during a tough period.

He continued: "Obviously I'm the Under-18s coach, but during this difficult time all the staff have had to stand up and be counted.

"We've all had to give our all for the good of the football club as we are short staffed. We've stuck together.

"But we've all tried our hardest to make it work, while we didn't get the result tonight the staff can be proud of their efforts across the entire football club."

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