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INTERVIEW: Jason Farndon Reflects On Under-23s Win Against Watford

20 November 2017

The Sky Blues Under-23s recorded a 2-1 win against Watford Under-23s at the Alan Higgs Centre, thanks to goals from Kyle Finn and Jack Burroughs.

The win means that the City youngsters move to level on points with Queens Park Rangers at the top of the Professional Development League South, with just goals scored separating the two.

City are now unbeaten in their last four games and after fielding a young side, the U23s coach, Jason Farndon was delighted with the victory.

He said: “It was a really good victory, as you could see we were restricted by number of players with the first team playing Tuesday, so it was a really young team and I thought we figured it out in the end.

“We played with no striker as there wasn’t one available, so we mustered a team together and we thought as the game went on we was the better team.

“I’m with the development squad and you see what the manager has to do to get players to play Saturday, Tuesday and then with an under-23s game on a Monday it can be a bit of a headache.

“But it’s a great opportunity and players get to play and it’s spun round.

“The other week we had a lot of first team players in the under-23s game and the development players missed out, but this week it’s the other way round so it’s a bit of a balancing act.”

Jason handed a start to first year apprentice, Jack Burroughs, who has been impressing with the under-18s as of late this season.

Jack had a good run out and was rewarded by scoring the winner with 15 minutes to go, thanks to a ball played through by Ben Stevenson.

Farndon was impressed by both Jack and Ben, who are at different stages of their development at the moment, as they both look to move forward.

“Jack is a first year apprentice and he has come in and done really well and worked really hard.

“He obviously still has a lot to do, but he is a great asset, in that he can play in different positions so as a coach it’s good to have him.

“And, I thought Ben Stevenson was excellent.

“He is my type of player that I like to watch and I thought he was really good in the game.

“He’s had a few niggly injuries and he’s missed a couple of days training last week which put him back a few days, but Ben will get his chance and he did well, so he just needs to keep knocking on the managers door.”

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