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PRESS WATCH: "I’m trying to create a culture where the young players know that we’re watching everything they do." Tony Mowbray

23 September 2015

Mowbray spoke of Ryan Haynes' form for the Under-21s and wants to create a culture where younger players can improve and learn...

Coventry City boss Tony Mowbray has admitted that Ryan Haynes has impressed him with his form for the Under-21s.

Haynes has featured in all but one Under-21s game this season and scored a valuable late equaliser away to Charlton two weeks ago.

The 19-year old was given his first-team debut as a 17-year old while also playing 31 games last season. Mowbray says he has explained the situation to Haynes and says he wants to create a culture for the likes of Haynes to know they are being watched and their efforts can be rewarded.

"My view is he’s probably been in the team too early really and he’s plateaued out and had a dip," Mowbray told the Coventry Telegraph.

"But he is one of those who could have and probably should have been in and around the bench the last few weeks because of his performance levels in the Under-21s.

"And yet I have spoken to him on the training ground to explain things because the subs are really imbalanced.

"I’m trying to create a culture where the young players know that we’re watching everything they do and hopefully they’re improving and when we need them we can take from our own group. And Ryan Haynes should be the next left-back in, competing with Chris Stokes.

"He’s obviously got good acceleration, good speed and a wonderful left foot to whip crosses in. And he’s also got good physicality regarding his size."

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