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INTERVIEW: Jason Farndon Reflects On Millwall U23 Draw

31 October 2017

Sky Blues Under-23s were held to a goalless draw at the Ricoh Arena yesterday afternoon against Millwall Under-23s in the Professional Development League.

The draw means that Coventry remain second in the table, just three points behind league leaders Queens Park Rangers after 11 games so far.

Jason Farndon’s side were unable to break down the Millwall defence, who came to frustrate Coventry and he believes his side needed to quicken it up in the final third, to have got that crucial goal.

He said: “We’re not happy with the performance, we thought the game was very slow, very pedestrian and in the final third I don’t think we quickened it up enough and we didn’t post enough threat which is unlike us really.

“In under-23 football there isn’t many nil nil’s, but we’re happy with the nil, I thought the back three defended really well, not having a lot to do, but they stayed switched on. I just think we needed to quicken up in the final third.”

Several senior players were involved against Millwall, adding to the mix of the under-23s as they were given the opportunity to get some more minutes and impress the on looking, Mark Robins.

With the addition of the seniors, Farndon admitted it was a little bit different having more than usual, but expected a win nevertheless.

“It was a little bit different having more seniors than usual but we expect the same things and the gaffer was at the game so it was important they did well and it was a chance to get some minutes on the pitch.

“We spoke before the game about our common goal and you know whatever formation or whatever players are involved we expect the same things and it’s a great opportunity for them.

“Millwall were very organised and came to frustrate us and I think they did. I don’t think we showed enough speed and bravery in the box.

 “However, the team we put out we expected a victory.”

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