Llewellyn: Still room for improvement
10th November 2014
Chris Llewellyn insists there is still room for improvement for the Under-21s despite seeing them ease to a 4-1 win over Brentford.
A James Tarkowski own goal gave the hosts the perfect platform, but former Arsenal youngster Nico Yennaris levelled with a 25-yard shot that flew into the top corner.
Jonjo Shelvey - who featured for nearly an hour - scored the second before Kenji Gorre and substitute Henry Jones added some gloss to the scoreline.
But Llewellyn believes his side were far from at their best despite the victory.
"We are pleased with the win," he said. "Scoring four goals is always pleasing, but overall we can still do a lot better.
"That may sound a bit daft but with the team we had out I felt we could have moved the ball quicker and created a few more chances.
"We did better in the second half but as a coach you are always looking for more.
"We took our chances but we didn't really create much more than those we scored.
"We scored at the right times, it was comfortable in stages but I want the players to keep pushing themselves."
The result stretched the Under-21s' unbeaten run to seven matches, while they are yet to taste defeat since losing to Cardiff in mid September.
"The boys have done very well," said Llewellyn. "Each week we have been using different players - sometimes the first team have given us players and other times we have brought though youngsters from the Under-18s.
"But as a group they are doing well and we could have probably won all seven games.
"We are happy with where we are and we look forward to the next game now."
We have received a number of requests to stream our Under-21 fixtures live over the internet via the club's official YouTube channel. Unfortunately the Premier League, who run the competition, will not grant the club permission due to copyright issues.