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INTERVIEW: Jason Farndon Reflects On Ipswich Win

City picked up a 1-0 win over the Tractor Boys...

19 February 2019

The Sky Blues Under-23s picked up back to back wins in the Professional Development League, after overcoming table toppers Ipswich Town.

Victory against the Tractor Boys closes the gap on the leaders to five points and also on second place Crystal Palace to just one point.

David Bremang’s first half goal finished off a superb first 45 minutes, which could’ve seen City be four or five ahead going into the break.

Looking back on the game after the final whistle, Under 23s coach Jason Farndon was delighted with his side picking up the three points at the Ricoh Arena.

“I thought we were excellent first half, similar to Cardiff where we were good first half, but not overly pleased with our in-possession work in the second-half.

“But we said at half-time we have to find a way to win and I think it’s mine and Luke’s (Tisdale) job to not make pretty footballers but to find a way of winning and being a solid team, which sums that second half up.

“However, I’m delighted with the first half, we had a lot of chances and we spoke about being ruthless which we weren’t really, but it was a great finish from David Bremang.

“David is a big, powerful boy who is learning the game and he gives you a chance.

“Jak Hickman sent the ball in for the goal and he’s excellent at crossing the ball in on the run, so he’s a really good attacking full-back.”

The win means the Sky Blues are within touching distance of those play-off places in the league at the moment.

Heading into the top two will see City come up against the top two in the Northern side of the division, with a chance to winning the National title.

Farndon admitted it’s important for his side to have something to fight for, but ultimately development football is about producing players for the first team.

 “The gaffer said I hate losing in the press the other day, and I just think it’s important because I want us to win the right way.

“I think it’s important that we make them understand that sometimes you have to dig in. You see many teams coming to the Ricoh and stopping us playing football so there are different ways to win games of football.

“We won the league with the 18s a couple of season’s ago with Jak Hickman’s age group and it helps you as a club because a lot of players got signed off the back of that because they became a really solid team with real togetherness.

“And I think it’s important that they have something to fight for.

“It’s easy for players to think it doesn’t really matter but, at the end of the day, if we don’t get into the play-offs it doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things in their careers, but I do think it’s important that they understand what it is to win because it’s a great habit to get into.

“It gives a feel good factor and that helps footballers.”


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