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"The trialist has gave the group a lift. There is an intensity to the team now." - Coventry City's Jason Farndon

15 April 2016

The Sky Blues coach has praised his group after an unbeaten week for the team against Barnsley and Charlton...

Coventry City Under-18s coach Jason Farndon believes the trialist has helped lift the team in the final stages of the season.

The Sky Blues have enjoyed an unbeaten week with games against Charlton Athletic and Barnsley, picking up four points in total.

Firstly, the Under-18s clinched a 4-3 win over the Addicks with two goals from the trialist and strikes from Kyle Finn and Jordan Thompson.

Farndon's side travelled to Barnsley on Wednesday where they picked up a 2-2 draw with further goals from both the trialist and Finn.

The City coach admitted he has been impressed with the response of the players late on into the season and praised the impact of the trialist.

Farndon said: "It's been a good week for us. We've been able to pick up four points but we really feel it should have been all six.

"It's the stage of the season where we're struggling to fill the team as we've only got nine available players so we like to look at options for the next season.

"We've brought in a trialist who has definitely lifted the place and done well in games with the goals he has contributed. It's always good for the other players to see someone else come in and make things happen.

"We're scoring goals at the moment with six across the week but we've created even more chances so there is a real intensity about the side as we go into the final game of the season."

The Sky Blues face their final games of the season tomorrow against Huddersfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday with the age groups split and the Under-16s making the step up.

Farndon says it will give the staff a good chance to look at a number of players for next season and says the hard work will continue after the weekend.

He added: "We've got a busy day with the split fixtures so we've got to promote a few of the younger players and bring them up the age groups.

"Whilst it might be difficult, it will give us a good chance to prepare properly for next season and have a real look at some of the young players.

"The hard work won't stop for them. We've got a few Under-21s games left so I expect a few of the Academy lads will be involved in that.

"We've also set up a few Under-17s friendlies to keep the lads on their toes and make sure they continue to work hard so they can book themselves a place in the team next season."


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