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Dawson on U23s Coventry Win

22 November 2021

Lead Professional Development Phase Coach Andy Dawson says his side fully deserved the victory after thrashing Coventry City U23s 6-0 at the MKM Stadium.

Four goals from Will Jarvis and first-half finishes from Randell Williams and Tyler Smith secured the young Tigers all three points in the Professional Development League.


On the Victory…

“I’m really delighted with the performance. I think the first-team members that played showed an unexceptional attitude and quality to help the younger boys around them and I thought they all stepped up and proved what quality they have which was pleasing. We were clinical in our play and we created a lot of chances and fully deserved the win.

“The pleasing thing was when you’re at a first-team stadium, sometimes players can freeze, but none of them did that. They all stood up and were counted for, wanting and demanding the ball and we created opportunity after opportunity. We were clinical in the final third whether that was the timing of pass or weight of pass and in the end the finishing was excellent.”


Jarvis Performance & Clean Sheet…

“This performance showed the quality ‘Jarvo’ has got. We all saw what his attributes are in this fixture and that’s credit to him and credit to his teammates who helped him get them opportunities. It was a great team performance and work ethic from them all. ‘Jarvo’ now needs to keep performing to a high standard and keep his work rate up and the rewards will come again.

“At half-time at 3-0, we challenged the boys to maintain standards and the quality shown, as well as be ruthless and maintain the clean sheet and I thought we did that well. We limited Coventry to few chances, which is difficult, and I don’t think you can be critical of our performance.”


Mills First-Team Opportunity & Fisk/Hinds Loan…

“I’m absolutely delighted for Jevon (Mills). He is a young player that has the right attitude. He comes into work every day and it wouldn’t make a difference for him whether he’s playing for the Under-18s, Under-23s or be in and around the first team; he’ll come in and perform and give everything he has got. Players like that when they do everything right off the pitch and have the right attitude and application on it, whether that be training or in games, usually get the opportunity, I’m delighted for him to be in and around the first team as it’s a great experience for him.

“It’s a good opportunity for Harry (Fisk) and Josh (Hinds) to play men’s football at Spalding United. They’re out there and showing what they can do and getting the platform to build their profile for themselves. I’m sure they’ll come back better players as they will have learned a lot from playing men’s football and being in and around their changing room.”

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