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INTERVIEW: Danny Cashman reflects on goalscoring first start for Sky Blues U21s

The 21-year-old was on target twice for the Sky Blues against Reading U21s...

24 August 2022

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INTERVIEW: Danny Cashman reflects on goalscoring first start for Sky Blues U21s

The 21-year-old was on target twice for the Sky Blues against Reading U21s...

24 August 2022

Danny Cashman has made clear his delight after marking his first start for Sky Blues U21s with two goals in a 3-0 win over Reading.

John Dempster's side were at risk of falling behind early on when the Royals were awarded a spot-kick - but a strong save from Luke Bell helped to turn the tide in City's favour.

From there, Cashman was on target twice in quick succession before Harrison Nee notched his first goal of the season from the bench to make sure of the win.

Gustavo Hamer started alongside Cashman and Ryan Howley in midfield as the Sky Blues' only player over the age of 21, while Tayo Adaramola and Fabio Tavares also played a part in the win.

"It was a good win and a good performance," said Cashman."Reading are always a good, physical team. They came down from Category 1 last season so they were always going to be a tough test for us on the opening day.

"We deserved the three points and I am delighted with my goals. I was happy to get 70 minutes into my legs too. It was hard work but it was worth it."

It's been a difficult summer behind the scenes for Cashman, who saw a promising start to pre-season derailed by successive injury blows.

His outing against the Royals was his first start for the club's Under-21s side, after spending last term out on loan with League Two side Rochdale.

"Pre-season started so well for me," he continued. "I trained for ten days but then got injured just before the pre-season tour - and then I did my hamstring on my first sesion back from that injury.

"I came in to show the best of myself, and to show everyone what I can do. I wanted a place with the first team, but that's football; injuries happen. 

"I've now got to train hard and prove myself, but I feel like performances like this help me to show what I can do to whoever is watching."


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