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INTERVIEW: Chris Allen on U21s win over Sheffield Wednesday and Danny Cashman stunner

The Sky Blues coach praised a solid team performance in Stocksbirdge...

16 January 2023

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INTERVIEW: Chris Allen on U21s win over Sheffield Wednesday and Danny Cashman stunner

The Sky Blues coach praised a solid team performance in Stocksbirdge...

16 January 2023

Sky Blues coach Chris Allen has credited an impressive team performance from the Club's Under-21s side after they beat Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 on the road.

Danny Cashman scored the game's only goal, twisting between defenders before finding the bottom corner in stunning fashion.

It means that the young Sky Blues have marked their return to Professional Development League action in a positive style, to make it two wins on the bounce in all competitions.

Speaking at full-time, Allen said:

On the result...

"The lads attacked the game really well on a difficult pitch to play on. They moved the ball really well and Sheffield Wednesday made it really difficult for us, pressing us hard.

"But we took control early on and it was just about doing more of it after the break: turning it behind, finding those areas between their single pivot, and it was a well-worked goal with Danny Cashman bending it into the far corner.

"What pleased us most was the defence. I can't remember the back three losing an aerial battle throughout.

"Ryan Howley was solid in midfield, and so too was young Callum Perry. It was a good team performance."

On Danny Cashman's goal...

"Danny can do things like that. He's great with the ball at his feet and he took it really well.

"His talent is unquestionable. If he gets his head down and works hard then the talent will show, as talent comes from hard work."

On the rest of the Club's returning loan players...

"The lads have embraced it. They've gone to teams foreign to them but have come back feeling positive and vibrant.

"A few have even had a little character transplant and these loans have been brilliant for their development."

On the players, such as Harrison Nee, who have been on the bench in recent weeks...

"It's really good for them. Going out on loan helps but so too does getting in and around the first team.

"The tempo is a lot faster, sharper, there are better players. It all helps them.

"It is all about helping them to get the tools that will allow them to play in either our first team."


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