Plans To Strengthen City U23's

Last updated : 19 February 2019 By CNS Sport

Jason Farndon has said that there are plans to strengthen the Coventry City U23's squad in the summer.

City have spent money on bringing in the likes of Morgan Williams, Dexter Walters, Sam McCallum, David Bremang and Declan Drysdale and are to continue that this summer.

“We will heavily strengthen in the summer – that’s the plan,” said Farndon to the Coventry Telegraph. 












“The club has never really invested in the 23s before but this year has seen a massive investment with players and staff. 

"We have taken players like Declan Drysdale, Morgan Williams and Sam McCallum who have taken the same route really and it’s a new way of recruiting our 23s, and it has been really successful.

“So the club have invested in the development squad more than they ever have, which makes my job better. 

“The club are letting us do it and we’ve got players coming in this week to play in a trial game at the end of the week against Rugby Town.

“We’re not thinking we have got the players in place and we’re pushing to try to get new players in because the more players of that standard you have in the building the more they drive each other on and, as you can see with the centre-backs, the competition is good.

"We have got four now pushing each other with Declan, Morgan, Jordon Thompson and Lewis Green as well, who we are converting to a centre-back.

“And the trial game gives us a chance for some of our own players to play but have a look at some triallists as well.

“We’re just looking for good players. We know where we are a little bit light and we want players who hopefully will want to be in the manager’s squad.

“We are conscious to leave room for growth in that area and in the Under-18s coming up to the 23s, but we’re a bit light up front at the minute.

“We’ve only really got David Bremang and if he gets injured we might have to stick Lewis Green up front.

“The selling point at our club is that the manager isn’t afraid to give young players their chance. 

“Some of the development squad should be moving up to the senior squad as first team players, if the manager sees fit.

“We will have to replace those but every year there’s an influx.

“Jack Burroughs will come up from the Under-18s and be part of the development squad. Jonny Ngandu is still a first year apprentice but he’s just spending his life as an Under-23s player at the moment.

“But we are actively recruiting now, and in the next few weeks you should see some triallists playing for us."




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