Manchester City EDS boss Simon Davies has praised his side for their response to this week's UEFA Youth League disappointment following victory over Colchester United.
Goals from Demeaco Duhaney and Isaac Buckley-Ricketts following an early own goal saw City to a 3-0 victory that kept their Premier League Cup hopes alive.
He said: “It was a good reaction. We needed to bounce back from the disappointment of the performance in midweek and today we played a lot more passion and we moved the ball well, won and got a clean sheet.
“They’re all the things we were looking in for in terms of a response from before the game. It’s been a low week but I saw the disappointment in the lads and there is always a game around the corner to make it right and they took a big step to do that today.”
City now have six points from five matches in the Group C of the Premier League Cup and will travel to Hull City in their final match requiring a victory to stand any chance of progressing.
“We want to achieve in all the competitions we go in and this competition has been an opportunity for some of the younger ones and some of the fringe players within the group but we want to extend that and we’ve still got a fighting chance of progressing from the group,” said Davies.
“We’ve got one game left and we need to win that. If we can do that we’ll just have to see where it takes us.”
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