Bristol City v Coventry (Preview only)

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Bristol City v Coventry (Preview only)

Postby dutchman » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:43 am

Coca Cola Championship
Venue: Ashton Gate Date: Saturday, 6 February 2010 Kick-off: 1500 GMT
Coverage: BBC Sport website, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC local radio, Final Score & highlights on The Football League Show

TEAM NEWS

Midfield duo Cole Skuse and Jamal Campbell-Ryce are doubtful for Bristol City after picking up knocks during Tuesday's 0-0 draw with Middlesbrough.

Both players were unable to train on Thursday morning and could miss the game at Ashton Gate.

Coventry striker Freddy Eastwood has been nursing a knee problem but is back in training and should be passed fit to rejoin the squad.

Midfielder Aron Gunnarsson took a knock against Blackpool but has recovered.

MATCH PREVIEW

When Coventry sold Leon Best to Newcastle this week, they lost their top scorer and one of only six players to have scored in the Championship for the Sky Blues this season.

Best leaves behind a team that are 16th in the table - seven points above the relegation zone - and now hugely reliant on striker Clinton Morrison, who is set to make the 400th start of his career.

These are also difficult times for Bristol City, who have been struggling badly and return to Ashton Gate - previously a fortress for the Robins - for the first time since being demolished 6-0 there by Cardiff.

Gary Johnson's side have won only twice since October. And since their last win - a 4-2 victory against Preston last month - they have not scored a goal.

MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

• These two clubs are meeting for the 50th time in a league match.

• Bristol City have won their last four home matches against Coventry, who have taken a total of one point from their last six meetings with the Robins.

Bristol City

• City have conceded nine goals in injury time this season - more than any other Championship team.

• If selected, Ivan Sproule will be making his 200th club career appearance and Louis Carey is set to face his former club.

Coventry

• Coventry, who have drawn their last two matches, could record their longest sequence of draws since four on the spin in August/September 2005.

• Goalkeeper Kieran Westwood is in line to make his 200th league appearance, and Richard Wood his 200th club career appearance.

• Michael McIndoe is set to play against his former club.

MOST RECENT MEETING

Coventry 1-1 Bristol City (12 September 2009)

Coventry scorer: Best 18.

Bristol City scorer: Maynard 48.

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