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"I hope they go home disappointed with themselves. You're self-employed as a footballer." - Coventry City's Lee Glover

6 January 2016

The Sky Blues coach wants to see more from his players following the 6-2 defeat against Nottingham Forest...

Coventry City Under-21s coach Lee Glover has bemoaned his team's second-half performance after the 6-2 defeat to Nottingham Forest.

The Sky Blues took the lead in the first-half through goals from Reece Ford and Jordan Shipley but were pegged level at half-time.

Forest scored four second-half goals to condemn City to defeat and Glover has demanded more from his players.

Glover said: "To be quite honest, we've had a lot of difficult afternoons with the group because we're just so young at the moment.

"We're struggling a bit with injuries and it is showing it's head at the moment. However, the manner of which we conceded those goals, four deflected goals, was frustrating.

"I think some of our players stopped for a little bit in the second half. We maybe young at the moment but they've got to keep going until the last minute.

"The ones with the moral fibre, the ones who kept going until the end, they will be the ones who will progress from this group."

The Under-21s now face two away games against Crewe Alexandra and Barnsley, and Glover wants to see a response from his squad. 

He added: "We are playing bigger teams but it isn't really an excuse. You've got to be able to deal with that physical aspect of the game if you're going to progress.

"I thought we played really well in the first-half and dominated play but you can't let defeats like that go unchecked. It is a reality check for the group.

"None of them are currently in the first-team squad and if you want to force your way in, they need to be doing more than that. 

"You're self-employed as a footballer. You must look after your own performance and I hope they go home disappointed with themselves after today."

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