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David Wright: We have started to be more consistent

18 January 2019

David Wright said his Under-23s side have started to become more consistent over the past few games, which was highlighted in yesterday's 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur.

City’s Under-23s took on Spurs in the Premier League International Cup, with goals coming from Adam Idah and Isak Throvaldsson.

Wright said: “I’m really pleased; the performance levels from everyone were really good and as I’ve said before, that’s what I’m interested in.

“If they get their performance levels right and the attitude that I expect from all the players on the pitch right then the results will take care of themselves.”

Wright’s side got stronger as the game went on, and they nearly got their just rewards in stoppage time when Tom Scully hit a volley over the bar from the edge of the box.

“Full credit goes to Jay Eastoe-Smith our sports scientist," said Wright. "He assesses their performances and their training program, and I think we are now at a place where the players go not too far off full throttle for 90 minutes.

“But it’s also credit to the players as well; it’s down to them, their attitude and work ethic. Since I have been here they have been great, and it’s the consistency of their work levels which should be credited."

City defenders Louis Lomas and Ciaren Jones were up against striker Vincent Janssen, who has played in both the Premier League and UEFA Champions League.

Wright said: “It’s a great experience for them. He has played in the Premier League but I thought they were aggressive and on the front foot.

“But all the boys as an individual and collective have really started to be a lot more consistent in their performance levels, which comes down to what we do on a daily basis in training."

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