Swansea v Coventry (Preview Only)

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Swansea v Coventry (Preview Only)

Postby dutchman » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:48 pm

Coca Cola Championship
Venue: Liberty Stadium Date: Tuesday, 26 January 2010 Kick-off: 1945 GMT
Coverage: BBC Sport website, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC local radio


Andrea Orlandi could return to Swansea's starting line-up following a thigh problem, but Cedric van der Gun (hamstring) is still struggling.

Boss Paulo Sousa may be able to call upon new signing Shefki Kuqi if the paperwork on his 18-month deal is cleared by the Football League in time.

Coventry have a slight injury concern over Freddy Eastwood.

The striker has picked up a knee injury but should be fit enough to take his place in the squad.


Coventry have not won an away game against Swansea since 1950 and have failed to score in four of their last six meetings with the Swans - three of which have been 0-0 draws.

Another goalless stalemate would hardly be a surprise given Swansea meagre goalscoring and mean defensive records this season, not to mention the fact that Coventry have the shortest goalscorers list in the Championship.

Only six players have scored for the Midlands club this season and they have been heavily reliant on striker Clinton Morrison, who has netted in three of their last four matches.

Swansea, fourth in the table and unbeaten in five league matches, have scored 23 goals and conceded 20 this season. Only struggling Plymouth have netted fewer, and only leaders Newcastle have conceded fewer.



• Coventry have won 12 of the 24 previous league matches between these clubs.

• Swansea, who won at Coventry in August, have never completed a league double over the Sky Blues.


• Swansea have drawn three and lost two of their last five matches.

• Boss Paulo Sousa has used more players than any other manager in the Championship this season (31).


• Coventry have lost three of the last five games in all competitions, but have won four of the last six in the league.

• The Sky Blues have lost five of their six matches against current top-six clubs.

• They are also the only club to have missed as many as two penalties in the Championship this season.


Coventry 0-1 Swansea (22 August 2009)

Swansea scorer: Williams 69.

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