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"The first-team drew on Monday night so we had a job to do and we did it." Coventry City's Devon Kelly-Evans

2 September 2015

The Sky Blues midfielder has been pleased with the Under-21s form and wants to catch the manager's eye...

Coventry City midfielder Devon Kelly-Evans believes that there is a confidence among the 21s group who sit in third place in the Under-21s Professional League 2 table.

The Sky Blues were 2-0 winners over Crewe Alexandra thanks to goals from Jordan Shipley and Jak Hickman at Ryton yesterday.

The win was City's second in a row following the 2-1 win at Nottingham Forest last week, and Kelly-Evans revealed the 21s were eager to get the result after the first-team's draw on Monday night.

"We were comfortable for large periods," Kelly-Evans said.

"We took our chances when it counted just before and after half-time and we had to manage the game after that.

"We go into every game feeling confident that we can beat any side, we won 2-1 against a good side last week and came into this game ful of confidence. 

"We're near the top of the league and that gives everyone a lift, the first-team drew on Monday night so we had a job to do and we did it."

Kelly-Evans went so close to notching his first goal of the 21s season, but visiting goalkeeper David Richards made a miraculous save to deny him.

Despite that, the midfielder is hoping that the game time in the 21s set-up will allow the group to catch the manager's eye.

He continued: "It was one of the best saves I've ever seen to be fair, but I should be putting it away.

"It's a really good environment at the moment to be playing our football, we can focus solely on the Under-21s and get into the gaffer's eyeline.

"I want to get in around the first team and I'm hoping myself and others in the group can. It's a good atmosphere around the place."

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