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“I want them to get the results by playing good football and testing teams." - Coventry City's Nicky Eaden.

10 October 2016

Nicky Eaden on his side's thrilling 4-3 win against Crewe Alexandra at the Ricoh...

Nicky Eaden believes it is important his players get into the habit of winning after today’s victory against Crewe Alexandra at the Ricoh.

A brace apiece from Kyle Spence and Jack McBean made it five wins on the bounce for Eaden’s side as the Under-23s continue to impress. 

Eaden was happy to get the win in a far from perfect display. He said: “I want them to get into the habit of not only winning games, but winning games playing well. 

“I don’t want them to simply be a well organised defensive unit who scrapes victories – that’s what you tend to do at first-team level when you’re struggling for points. 

“I want them to get the results by playing good football and testing teams. We may leave ourselves open at times, but its attractive football and that means we’ve got more men in attacking positions. 

Despite victory, a seven goal thriller is not always a great sight for coaches and Eaden knows there are areas to work on going forward despite the good form his side are currently in. 

“It’s always good to get the victory, but there was an element of sloppiness in some of our play today that contributed to it being such a high scoring affair. 

“We could have scored even more because the final pass of quite a few occasions was disappointing. I think on the whole the decision making from both side’s could have been better,”

He added: “We had Sam Ricketts on the bench today and if it would have been a first-team game perhaps it wouldn’t have been so open, but we both agreed we wanted the attackers to have chances and the defenders to be challenged and they were today.”

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