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INTERVIEW: Jason Farndon Reflects On Bedworth United Win

The under 23s got off to a winning start at the Oval...

11 July 2018

Sky Blues Under 23s Boss, Jason Farndon, was pleased with his sides performance in the 4-2 win over Bedworth United on Tuesday night.

The Sky Blues fielded a mixture of Under 23s and Under 18s, alongside Chris Stokes and a few trialists who Farndon was casting his eye over during the game.

With the likes of Jordon Thompson, Jak Hickman, Callum Maycock on the pre-season tour and Reece Ford and Morgan Williams currently sidelined, it gave the opportunity for some of the younger lads to catch the eye, including 16 year-old, Jonny Ngandu.

"I’m pleased with the workout." Farndon said.

"We are a lot younger than we thought we were going to be because a couple of the lads have gone on tour with the first team, but everything we wanted to get out of the game we did.

"I thought Jonny Ngandu was excellent tonight at just 16 years of age.

"He lights the game up when he gets the ball and he has been promising that for a long time.

"He has been training with the 23s since we came back and I think he’s a really exciting footballer.

"He’s been at the academy since he was six and is a local lad and has been spoken about for a long time and he’s come back in good shape and like I said I thought he was excellent tonight and was a real plus point for us."

With several Under 23 players making the step-up to the first team last season and a few moving on, Farndon's side has become a little smaller in recent weeks.

Having casting his eye over a few trialists and some of the under-18 lads, Jason admitted that he will be looking to make a few more additions to his side.

"There’s a couple more we’re looking to bring into the development squad which could be done in the next few weeks.

"We’re adding to the group and just looking to rebuild because we have lost a few of the lads that have made the step-up or have been sold, so we’re just looking to bring in new faces."

As preperations continue ahead of the Professional Development League South 2018/19 season, Farndon says he can't wait for the new season to come round.

"I can’t wait for the season to start.

"We’ve only been back two weeks and obviously the other staff have gone away to Alicante and I stayed back on Saturday and trained the lads who couldn’t play on the Astro Turf such as Tony Andreu, Junior Brown, Abu Ogogo, so we haven’t spent a lot of time together as staff at the moment, but we’re looking forward to getting everything going."

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