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Preview: Coventry City (H)

12 October 2012

Town welcome Coventry City to The County Ground on Saturday afternoon.

THE VIEW

Manager Paolo Di Canio declared that Swindon would find the going tough against a rejuvenated Sky Blues side now under the stewardship of Mark Robins.

“They won two games and they won in midweek,” he said. “Maybe there is big confidence - you can see the discipline, shape, they have knowledge. You can see they have experience now he has brought in discipline, desire, work ethic. It’s a different team.

“Like Colchester they come with different enthusiasm. I wanted to meet them two weeks ago when I saw them against Stevenage I said I can’t wait. Now it will be tough like Colchester. For the third time we meet a team that change the manager two weeks before. Last time (against Bury) we won but some things might change like their determination and that makes a difference.”

THE STORY SO FAR

The Sky Blues have endured a testing start to life in League One, failing to win any of their opening eight league games but, since appointing Mark Robins, they have won two of their last three games. Coventry did reach the third round of the Capital One Cup, knocking out Midlands rivals Birmingham City in the second round. They arrive at SN1 off the back of a 4-0 win at York in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy in midweek.

LAST TIME OUT

Coventry were last in Wiltshire for an FA Cup tie in 2001, progressing through after knocking out Town 2-0. The last league meeting between the two was in 1994, during Swindon’s solitary season in the Premier League. A hat-trick from Jan-Age Fjortoft sealed a 3-1 win, the Robins’ second successive victory.

TICKETS

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