City’s U23s captain Jonny Ngandu believed the team did well in the conditions of today’s match with Peterborough United.
Luke Tisdale’s side had to overcome a one goal deficit, a red card and hail, that saw the referee temporarily take the players off the pitch, during the 3-1 win over Posh and Ngandu was pleased by reaction.
“The game was tough, the weather was bad and to get a 3-1 home win in bad conditions, the boys have done well.” Ngandu said.
“When we go down (to 10 men) we’ve just got to stay in shape and dig in with more running and keep calm and we’ll get chances like we did today.
“The reaction to it was amazing, we kept going, kept getting on the ball running in behind and we knew we were in the game.
“Luke said at half time that ‘we were in the game and the second half was ours’, we normally play better second half anyway and I knew we were going to win that game.
When asked about the conditions, Ngandu described how difficult it was to play through.
“It was mad, there were hailstones, and the boys were having to hide their faces but we dealt with it well and I think they crumbled a bit but we kept running, got our chances and scored.
“We’ve not really had it that bad this year but it was bad today.”
Ngandu thought the side showed ‘good character’ in the win and was the perfect reaction to the defeat at Hull City last time out in the league.
“Hull was a bad defeat and we had to learn from that quickly and I think we did today, the boys showed good character to win the game.
“Obviously Josh’s goal to make it 3-1 was good to make it comfortable for us.”
The Sky Blues are currently top of the Professional Development League Northern Section and after reaching the semi finals of the competition in 2018/19 Ngandu is keen to go one better this time around.
“We talk about it with the boys, it feels good to be in a semi final because you have been working hard all year to obviously get as far as you can.
“To be top of the league now, it would be good to get there again, and this time give a good performance and win, and I think we will do well this year if we get there.