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"Ben Stevenson has given himself a real opportunity to push himself into the first-team squad." - Coventry City's Lee Glover

18 April 2016

The City coach also said George Thomas was disappointed after the game despite scoring a brace against Brentford...

Coventry City Under-21s coach Lee Glover has praised the recent form of midfielder Ben Stevenson following their third straight win.

The Under-21s secured another three points at the Alan Higgs Centre today as George Thomas nabbed a brace, Kyle Spence scored a header and Ben Stevenson completed the scoring.

The Sky Blues have now gone four games unbeaten with a 1-1 draw at Bolton Wanderers, a 4-0 win at Bristol City, a 2-0 win over Watford and today's 4-2 win over Brentford.

Glover has praised the side for the recent run of form and pointed out the impressive displays from midfielder Stevenson.

The City Under-21s coach said: "The boys have turned in another good performance and I was really impressed with our attitude across the pitch today. 

"We're showing some excellent form at the moment with our third straight win and the boys should take a bit of confidence from that. Ben Stevenson was excellent again today and he has really impressed me since coming back from injury.

"I think he's given himself a real opportunity to push himself into the first-team picture. He looks like a player who can pick the ball up in midfield and turn the game to get us going forward.

"I've had a chat with him about some of the things he needs to do without the ball and he's really took that on board. He's been exceptional."

Bilal Sayoud played the full 90 minutes, his second Under-21s appearance since signing from the Nike Academy, and Vladimir Gadzhev also played 75 minutes. 

Glover has also noted George Thomas' brace but admitted he should have scored a few more goals for the amount of opportunities he created.

He added: "He plays on the shoulder of defenders and he is relentless with his movement throughout the game, and he has got people behind him who can service that.

"He has just said to me in the dressing room how disappointed he is with just the two goals as he got several other chances to score and he'll want to be putting them away.

"Vlad put in a good shift and technically, his ability isn't in doubt. He's always looked good, even in training and we're looking at his fitness levels so for him to get 75 minutes is great for him.

"We're putting in a really strong end to the season but we've got a difficult end to the season coming up with Hull and Huddersfield. They're games we should look forward to though with the form we're on."

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