Dave Hockaday laments Coventry under-21 loss to Leeds United

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Coventry City's under-21 side lost 2-1 to Leeds United, with former Whites first team boss Dave Hockaday in the Sky Blues dugout.

Former Leeds United boss Dave Hockaday went head to head with his former club at an under-21 fixture on Monday.

Hockaday resumed charge of Coventry City's under-21 side, overseeing a 1-0 loss to Simon Blunt's Leeds United team.

The 57-year-old is currently the Professional Development Coach at the Sky Blues, and has been working with the under-21 side with his appointment.

The only exception came when Coventry visited Leeds several weeks ago, when for reasons unstated, Hockaday did not make the trip to Thorp Arch.

He was in charge this time around, and told the Coventry City website he was disappointed his side lost to Leeds.

He said: “Their goal resulted from a poor back pass, we’ve hit the woodwork twice thanks to Maddison and in the second-half it really was one-way traffic. When you have that many chances you’ve got to win the game. Five or six clear cut chances not being finished – it really is an endemic throughout the whole of the club right now."

Hockaday was the first appointment made by Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino, and barely got started.

He was fired after only three Championship games, which included one win, but a loss to Bradford City in the League Cup proved fateful.

Leeds won the game thanks to a late goal from promising striker Robbie McDaid.

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