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Preview - Coventry City

1 March 2013

NEW Town boss Kevin MacDonald takes charge of Swindon for the first time at Coventry City this weekend.

After defeat at the weekend, Town will look to re-ignite their promotion charge with a positive result in the Midlands. 

THE VIEW

Striker James Collins is expecting another stiff examination against the Sky Blues.

He said: “I remember the game down here and Coventry started very well that day and went 2-0 up. We got back into the game, worked hard and managed to get a draw out of it.
“The game this weekend will be a tough one and we will have to go there and give it our all. Tuesday’s home game against Bury was a big wake-up call for us so we need to get back to what we know best – and that’s getting the ball down and playing the right way.
“Every game is important and we have 12 to go now. We have to get back to winning ways, starting this weekend.”

THE STORY SO FAR

After their point at SN1 in October, the Sky Blues only lost once in the months of November and December including wins at promotion hopefuls MK Dons and Doncaster Rovers. 

Since the turn of the year, Coventry have recorded five wins from their ten league fixtures. They also reached the Northern Section area final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy but lost out over two legs to Crewe Alexandra. Coventry also tasted defeat in the FA Cup, losing 3-0 at Tottenham Hotspur.

The Sky Blues have lost their last three home games in all competitions but registered an impressive 2-0 away-day victory at high-flying AFC Bournemouth in midweek.
 
LAST TIME OUT

James Collins rescued a point for Swindon when the Sky Blues visited The County Ground earlier on in the campaign. After Gary Roberts had reduced the arrears, Collins’ volley secured a 2-2 draw.

The last time Town faced Coventry away from home was in 1994. With both sides in the Premier League, former Town striker Roy Wegerle blasted the home side in front before Andy Mutch struck in the 90th minute to earn Swindon a share of the spoils at Highfield Road.

Swindon’s last win at Coventry was back in April 1958 when both sides were in the regionalised Division Three South. Andy Micklewright scored the game’s only goal as Town ran out 1-0 winners. 


TICKETS

TICKETS CAN BE BOUGHT WITH CASH ON THE TURNSTILES AT COVENTRY

Adult - £22 
Senior Citizen (Over 60)/16-18 year old - £15                   
Junior (15 and under) - £11 

Wheelchair users are the same prices as above with a free helper

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