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PREVIEW: Coventry City V Town

24 February 2017

Another huge game in the Sky Bet League One awaits Town on Saturday with Coventry City the opposition.


Luke Williams’ troops head to the Ricoh Arena tomorrow (3pm Kick-Off) looking to build on the 0-0 draw at home to Oldham Athletic last time out with three points a must.


Coventry secured a rare victory last weekend with goals from Kwame Thomas and George Thomas enough to beat Gillingham.


Yaser Kasim scored the only goal of the game as Swindon did enough to beat the Sky Blues and claim the spoils on the opening day of the 2016/17 campaign at SN1 in the last encounter between the two sides. 


STAT ATTACK:


Town and Coventry have done battle on 73 occasions in all competitions with the Sky Blues able to boast the better head-to-head record by the narrowest of margins with 27 victories to their name, compared to the Robins’ 25.


FULL RECORD V COVENTRY CITY:


P73 W25 D21 L27 F115 A115


TICKET NEWS:


Town have sold 550 tickets for tomorrow’s game with advance tickets now off sale, although fans will be able to buy on the day with cash ONLY.


TICKET PRICES:


£22Adult -

£15Over 60 -

£15Under 21 -

£10Under 18 -

FOCHelper - 


FORM GUIDE (LAST SIX GAMES IN ALL COMPETITIONS):


COVENTRY CITY - LLWLDW


TOWN - LLLLLD


TOP SCORERS:


COVENTRY CITY - Jordan Willis (5)


TOWN - Luke Norris (5)


TEAM NEWS:


COVENTRY CITY - The Sky Blues have been handed multiple boosts on the injury front with Club Captain Jordan Willis and striker Stuart Beavon both in contention after returning to training this week.


Lee Burge (concussion) could also feature while Ben Stevenson has resumed training, but Chris Stokes has been ruled out of the encounter with the Reds.


TOWN - Swindon are nearing a clean bill of health with Ellis Iandolo back in training, while Jamie Sendles-White remains the club’s only long-term absentee.


However, the Reds will be without centre-back Raphael Rossi-Branco who will serve the second of a two-match ban.


Other than that, Town have no fresh injury concerns heading into tomorrow’s match at The Ricoh.


A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS:


Russell Slade, Coventry City Manager: “To get that win on Saturday is a little bit of a weight off individual shoulders - we need to focus on backing that up.


“We’ve worked on getting as many players back in to contention as we can and work on both ends of the pitch.


“It is another tough league game and a slightly different style of play with Swindon.


“Swindon try to play between you and they have threats going forward.”


Luke Williams, Town Head Coach: “Russell Slade is a really, really good guy and he’s got lots of experience. He’ll be gradually putting his slant on the team.


“Everyone has still got so much to play for. Everybody needs to work for everything and we expect a tough game on Saturday.


“The targets have got to be one big one, which is to get at least 50 points, but the short-term target is to be ready to beat Coventry City on Saturday.”


OFFICIALS:


Referee - Graham Salisbury


Assistants - Paul Graham & Steven Copeland


Fourth Official - John Flynn


PLAYED FOR BOTH:


Dave Bamber, Tyrell Belford, Johnnie Jackson, Mark Marshall, Frank Nouble, Jack Stephens, Conor Thomas, Jordan Turnbull, Ady Williams, Leon Clarke, Lukas Jutkiewicz, David Prutton, Danny Ward, Cameron Belford, Nathan Delfouneso, Ernie Hunt, Lilian Nalis, Sam Ricketts, Miles Storey.


FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE:


accounts.Facebook and (@Official_STFC)Town fans will be able to keep up to date with all the action from The Ricoh tomorrow by following our Twitter


in the wake of the game. www.swindontownfc.co.ukSTFC Player HD subscribers will also be able to enjoy full uninterrupted commentary of the match whilst there will be a full match report and plenty of reaction on


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