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INTERVIEW: Jason Farndon Reflects On Under 23s Win

City finished their season with a 2-0 win at the Ricoh...

27 April 2018

The Sky Blues Under 23s brought a close to their Professional Development League season yesterday afternoon.

City finished with a win at the Ricoh Arena against Queens Park Rangers Under 23s, in a 2-0 win thanks to goals from a Trialist and Bilal Sayoud. 

Following the full-time whistle, coach Jason Farndon expressed pleasure in his sound bouncing back from defeat on Monday.

He said: “I think we did well to win the game.

“Monday was really disappointing and we showed a little bit of character to come back from that and win the game.

“They were a nice footballing team, but I thought we were better.

“I asked the boys to be more first team, play the game that will get them in the team and play less development style football and I think they did that, but we still need to be better in possession.

“QPR had a lot of the ball but I don’t think they really troubled us throughout the game and the defence did well.”

During the past few weeks, Farndon has been looking at some trialists in his side, as he prepares for next season.

With the likes of Jordan Shipley, Tom Bayliss and Jordan Ponticelli in the first team and some players moving on.

Therefore, Jason will continue to take a look at some new faces, as he looks to rebuild the development squad.

“We’re going to have a lot of trialists in and it’s probably effected the results and the cohesion of the group

“But we need to rebuild the development squad because a lot of players have gone out – players like Cian Harries and Ben Stevenson – players I call ‘bump’ players who bump into the first team and bump back down.

“So we have lost a lot of players. Tom Bayliss has gone up and stayed up, Jordan Ponticelli has bumped a little bit so we need to fill it a little bit again now.”

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