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PREVIEW: Wolves v Coventry City

18 October 2013

Read our full match preview before Coventry City travel to the Molineux in search of another win...

Venue: Molineux
Kick-off: 3pm
Date: Saturday, October 19th
Competition: SkyBet League One

Coventry City travel across the West Midlands to the Molineux to face high-flying Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Sky Blues go there in plenty of confidence having secured a dramatic 3-2 win over Sheffield United last Sunday.

A brace from Leon Clarke and a super finish from Callum Wilson put City 3-0 up before a late Lyle Taylor brace made for a close finish at Sixfields. 



Wolves have suffered a dramatic fall from grace from the Premier League with successive relegations to League One. 

Since the sacking of Mick McCarthy after the 5-1 home loss against West Bromwich Albion in the 2011/12 season, Wolves have only won 15 games out of 63 matches in all competitions. 

After Terry Connor's ill-fated interim spell which saw the side relegated from the Premier League, they have since had current FC Copenhagen manager Stale Solbakken in charge and former Doncaster Rovers boss Dean Saunders.



Saunders' spell failed to save the Black Country side from relegation to the Championship and ex-Millwall manager Kenny Jackett has now taken charge at the Molineux helm. 

Jackett has been able to turn Wolves' slide around and they currently sit in 3rd position in League One after a solid start to the 2013/14 season.



The Sky Blues have a great record in a fixture which was first played in February 1920, a game City won 1-0. 

There has been 63 matches between the two sides, with City claiming 28 victories whilst Wolves have won 21.

Last five matches

07/02/2009 Coventry City 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers, Championship
18/10/2008 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Coventry City, Championship
26/04/2008 Coventry City 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers, Championship
06/10/2007 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Coventry City, Championship
13/03/2007 Coventry City 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers, Championship



Robbie Keane

The Republic of Ireland started his career at Wolverhampton Wanderers before transferring to Coventry City in 1999.

He broke into the Wolves first team at the age of 17 and showed exceptional promise in his early performances at the Molineux.



The Sky Blues brought Keane for £6 million and he scored 12 goals in his only season for City before he was sold to Inter Milan for £13 million in 2000.

He has since had a range of clubs including Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Celtic and Aston Villa. 

Keane currently plays in the MLS for Los Angeles Galaxy.

Leon Clarke 

The current Coventry City striker started his career at Wolverhampton Wanderers having been a product of the club's Academy system.

Clarke made over 70 appearances for the Black Country side, scoring 13 goals during his four years at the club.



The Wolverhampton-born striker moved to the Sky Blues in January and has been in prolific form this season, scoring eight goals this season.

Stephen Elliott

The former Coventry City striker enjoyed short spells at both clubs.

The Irish forward joined Wolves from Manchester City in 2007 but only spent a year at Molineux, scoring four goals. 



After spells at Preston North End and Hearts, Elliott moved to City in 2012 and scored four goals for the Sky Blues.



Leigh Griffiths 

The Scotland international has been in prolific form for Wolves this season, scoring seven goals in 14 appearances.

Griffiths was signed by the club in 2011 but has spent two seasons on loan at Scottish side Hibernian.



The 23-year old scored 39 goals in his two seasons on loan at Pat Fenlon's side which prompted Wolves to keep him at the Molineux this season.

This has turned out to be a fantastic decision with Griffiths scoring some crucial goals this season including a brace at Colchester. 



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