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INTERVIEW: Luke Tisdale Crewe Reaction

The 23s coach was pleased with what he saw from his side...

1 October 2020

The Sky Blues Under-23s secured their first win of the season yesterday and they had to come from behind to do so.

City were 2-0 down against Crewe Alexandra with 30 minutes remaining in the game at the Railwaymen’s training ground.

Tisdale’s side fought back and two goals from David Bremang and a winner for Blaine Rowe in injury time secured all three points for City’s development side in PDL action.

Reflecting on his side’s performance, Tisdale was pleased with what he saw:

“It was great to get the first win of the year, we were obviously unlucky against Birmingham to concede with the last kick of the game last weekend, so to be on the other end of it this week was a nice feeling for the players and it was nice to celebrate together.

“At 2-0 we didn’t feel like we were out the game, everyone kind of felt that when the second one went in that we didn’t deserve to be two-nil down and that sort of galvanized everyone.

“You know if you’re two-nil down and you nick one then you’re going to ask some questions of the opposition and obviously that’s what happened.”

The 23’s continue to replicate that never say die attitude which has been instilled around the whole club and Tisdale was happy to see his side push right to the very end.

“Well it’s a prerequisite really, to have that attitude to keep running and keep fighting to the end and it doesn’t mean that we didn’t do that the week before we just didn’t defend the set piece properly.

“I think all the players after the Crewe game gave everything and obviously sometimes you’re on the other end of it but this week we got to score the winner.”

City had David Bremang to thank after the final whistle, as his goals changed the game following his introduction into the game off the bench.

The striker enjoyed loan spells away from City last season, playing football at Nuneaton and Leamington and Tisdale was delighted for the striker to come one and find the back of the net.

“Dave’s a brilliant kid on and off the pitch.

“He went on loan to Nuneaton scored lots of goals, but then it didn’t quite work at Leamington as we would’ve hoped, but every day he comes in and works hard.

“He’s really humble and all of the players love him. He’s really popular with the group and he’s unfortunate not to have started the game because he played really well against Birmingham the week before.

“But David understands when first team players come to get minutes it means that development players will miss out and credit to David and Jordan Young, they both came on with a great attitude.

“They didn’t sulk they just rolled their sleeves up and ran around for the team and David got two really good finishes and to be fair he could’ve had a hat-trick, but their goalkeeper made some really good saves.

“So, yes, Dave deserves a huge amount of credit not only for his goals but also for his attitude as well.”

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