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"It's the best I've seen from the group and we'll have a strong end to the season." - Coventry City's Lee Glover

8 March 2016

The Sky Blues coach has also praised the return of midfielders Jack Finch and Ben Stevenson following the 1-1 draw...

Coventry City Under-21s coach Lee Glover believes the group are in their best form of the season after the 1-1 draw against Bolton Wanderers.

The Sky Blues dominated the affair at Leyland's County Ground and should have claimed all three points as Aaron Phillips' 25-yard strike earned City a single point.

The Under-21s were unlucky to lose against Birmingham City last time out and also claimed an impressive result away at Hillsborough recently. 

Glover was impressed by the Sky Blues' attacking threat against the Trotters and believes City should have got the three points they deserved.

The City coach said: "It was a fantastic performance and I feel for the lads tonight as they fully deserved the three points.

"We created plenty of openings and chances but couldn't quite find the finishing touch. I felt we offered so much of an attacking threat in the final third of the pitch, from all sides.

"Kyle Spence and Devon have really tested their full-backs all night and got the crosses in. Bassala Sambou has had a difficult night really as he has made all the right runs but sometimes he was just offside. On another night, he could have scored three.

"There were plenty of good performances across the pitch though and it's been great to see Jack Finch and Ben Stevenson come back into the fold and really add to the side."

With City's Under-21s game against Hull City set to be postponed due to the Tigers' inclusion in the FA Under-21s Cup, the Sky Blues face a trip to Ashton Gate next.

Glover believes the group are benefitting from increased numbers in training and believes they should have plenty of confidence facing Bristol City.

He added: "The main difference is that we now have a group to work with. At the start of the season, we had a lot of senior players playing for the Under-21s but in the middle of the season, it was basically an Under-18s side.

"Now, we've got players fit and on the pitch, and it makes a huge difference. Not just in the games, but in training as well because now you can really work with the group and they're enjoying it again.

"I would say this is the best I've seen us play in a long time and I really feel like the group can have a strong end to the season now. 

"We go to Ashton Gate in the next game and that'll be great for the lads as they seem to relish a stadium game. As we've seen tonight, the players really react well to a good pitch and I'm sure that'll be the case at Bristol City."

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