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Match Previews

Preview: Coventry City

7 December 2016

Match Previews

Preview: Coventry City

7 December 2016

A look ahead to Wednesday's game

The Reds travel to the Ricoh Arena on Wednesday evening to face Coventry City in the Second Round of the Checkatrade Trophy (7.45pm).


Dermot Drummy’s men advanced into the knockout stages of the competition after finishing second in Southern Group E.


A 1-0 home win over Colchester United and an impressive 2-0 victory away to Charlton Athletic at The Valley were enough to see the side through along with Southampton U23s to the knockout stages.


Pre-match video:


to watch Dermot Drummy preview the game.hereClick


The Opposition:


Coventry City suffered a heavy defeat in the Emirates FA Cup at the weekend – the Sky Blues fell to a 4-0 loss as they exited the competition at the Second Round stage to Cambridge United.


October to register their first league win of the season – a 2-0  victory over Port position in Sky Bet EFL League One and had to wait until the 1stIn the league the Sky Blues currently sit in 21


Three home successes over Oxford United, Rochdale and Chesterfield are their other league victories to date.


Last time out at the Ricoh Arena Mark Venus' men lost 2-1 to MK Dons as Ed Upson’s double gave the visitors all three points.


Team News:


The Reds will be able to welcome back the defensive duo of Lewis Young and Josh Yorwerth into the matchday squad after they missed the weekend’s defeat to Yeovil Town through suspension.


Joe McNerney remains unavailable through injury as does striker Matt Harrold, who is recovering from a torn Achilles.


The Officials:


here.Graham Horwood will referee the contest. Find out more about his previous Reds appointments and details on his assistants


Ticket Details:


here.Tickets will be pay on the day for travelling Reds fans on Wednesday evening – details on prices can be found


Follow it live:


You will be able to follow all the action across our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope and Snapchat.


Reds Player HD subscribers will be able to enjoy full uninterrupted commentary of the game with John Barnett and Tom Allman.


Post-match video reaction from the Head Coach and players will also be available on YouTube and Reds Player HD


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