Welsh forward George Thomas on the Under-23s disappointing result against Millwall...
George Thomas admitted the young Sky Blues struggled to find their usual rhythm after defeat against Millwall in the Development League South.
Thomas scored his eighth goal in seven games for the Under-23s side, but a late Alfie Pavey strike made it three without a win for City.
The forward acknowledged that whilst the conditions were not ideal, they should have performed better. He said: “It was a really tough game in bad conditions. We just struggled to get into our rhythm at times.
“We knew they were going to be a physical team, but the game was stop-start due to the amount of fouls, and that probably helped them more than it did us.
“It was a poor result from our point of view, and we had to change our style of play to match the circumstances – we had a little spell in the second half but not much else.”
After a difficult first 45 minutes, the Sky Blues seemingly responded after the interval. Thomas got on the scoresheet after a well-worked team move, once again involving skipper Devon Kelly-Evans.
Thomas added: “We decided to try and change our game plan and go a little more direct to get them stretched and turn them. The first half we didn’t affect the game, and for a twenty-minute spell it seemed to work.
“It was the first time in the match we seemed to get some rhythm and some momentum, but we were all still a bit disappointed with our end product."
“I think we should have scored a few more during that spell, but it wasn’t to be. We adapted to the conditions well but couldn’t quite get it right in the final third.”