Eaden delighted as the Sky Blues defeat Sheffield United 5-1 at the Hallam FM Academy in Yorkshire...
City Under-23s coach Nicky Eaden was impressed with his side’s character as they overcame last week’s result at Charlton to comprehensively beat Sheffield United.
The Sky Blues responded in the perfect manner as they hit five past the Blades to record their second victory of the season.
Striker Jack McBean hit a brace, whilst there were goals for Ben Stevenson, George Thomas and Jordan Shipley as they got back to winning ways.
Eaden was delighted with the reaction of his players. He said: “It was a totally different performance. They needed to show a reaction and they were superb today.
“I told the lads what it would be like today, being from Yorkshire I know how the side’s try to play up here and they coped with everything they had to. The first thing you do is stand up to your opposition and see what they’re made of.
“We played some excellent stuff, particularly in the first half, and there could have been three or four goals at half-time. We were in this position away at Leeds earlier in the season so it is good the players have learnt from that and came away with the win.”
Ahead of the game, Eaden had changed his formation to that of the first-team set-up, but he admits that formations only you get you so far and the players still had to perform.
“It always depends who is available to us. We have some very good young players here so they are involved with the first-team quite a lot.
“Cian Harries was available today and Darragh Leahy was back from international duty so it allowed us to play the system, and the lads seemed very comfortable with it.”
He added: “It seemed we were able to keep the ball a little better with the formation, but like any game it depends on individual performances and they were all fantastic today.”