Coventry City’s under-23s head coach Luke Tisdale has hailed the Sky Blues’ academy for producing “footballers again and again” as the latest crop of talent aims to make its mark.
During the summer, several new faces have joined under-23s group, with academy graduates Cian Tyler, Jonny Ngandu, Blaine Rowe and Dan Lafferty four out of the six second year scholars in their group to sign professional deals.
City also moved for centre-back Jay McGrath who has signed from Mickleover and is tipped for a bright future.
Coventry have produced some stellar talent who have gone on to make their first team bow such as Jordan Shipley – and boss Mark Robins hasn’t been afraid to give them their chance to shine.
And Tisdale is eager to see how the latest crop fare as the club looks to maintain its impressive record in developing stars.
“Cian is the second-year goalkeeper for the under-18s last year and he is one of four 18s which we’ve added into the 23s this year out of a possible of six.
“Blaine Rowe, Jonny Ngandu and Dan Lafferty are the other three and massive credit has to go to the academy once again for the work they do to produce footballers again and again.
“Dan will come in as a third-year scholar and he is one who really struggled with injury during his apprenticeship and luckily we’ve been able to bring him into the group and give him some time to fit in.
“Also, Jay McGrath has come in from Mickleover and he’s played a lot of mens football so he will bring a competitive edge to the group and he looks like he could be a good centre-back.”