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"We're looking forward to games again. The results and clean sheets have been coming, it's great." - Coventry City's Cian Harries

5 April 2016

The Sky Blues defender has also challenged the group to stay unbeaten for the rest of the season with three games to go...

Coventry City defender Cian Harries has challenged the Under-21s team to stay unbeaten for the rest of the season.

The Sky Blues recorded an impressive 2-0 win over Watford yesterday at the Ricoh Arena with goals from George Thomas and Kyle Spence.

It follows a 4-0 win over Bristol City at Ashton Gate and a 1-1 draw at Bolton Wanderers as the Under-21s continue to develop and improve late on into the season.

The result also sees the City defence keep back-to-back clean sheets and Harries believes the results and performances have been a long time coming.

Harries said: "I think the wins and the clean sheets have been a long time coming for us, and I'm delighted we've finally got into that habit.

"We've all been training together as an Under-21s group and even when a few players go over to the first-team, the training intensity hasn't changed for us.

"We've been struggling for players this season. Jack Finch, Ben (Stevenson) and Devon (Kelly-Evans) were all injured at the same time and Ryan Haynes went on loan as well as myself and George Thomas so it's been difficult for the group.

"It shows when we've got a full team and group together, we've got talented players in the team at the top end of the pitch who are now putting the ball in the net as well which has created a really competitive squad."

The Under-21s have suffered some difficult results this season, none more so than the 5-0 defeat at Hull City in December, with the return fixture still to come.

Harries has already set his sights on that game to put that result right and says the squad are looking forward to playing games again.

He added: "I think I speak for the group when I say we're looking forward to games again. It's been tough at times this season when we were getting beat by four or five, it's not enjoyable.

"When we went up to play Hull City at North Ferriby United on a Monday night this season, we got five put past us and it wasn't very nice. They're top of their league at the minute but we've still got them to come and we'll be looking forward to it.

"We'll want to put that right and we're in form at the moment as well so we're already looking forward to that. We've got Brentford and Huddersfield still to come this season as well so it's a tough ending.

"I'd love to see us carry on the unbeaten record for the rest of the season as it would be a good achievement for the group to go into a positive summer and ready to come back next season."


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