Ivor Lawton, Ryan Haynes and Adam Barton also start for the Sky Blues against Aston Villa's Under-21s....
Coventry City Under-21s face Aston Villa in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Ryton training ground.
John Fleck and Shaun Miller start for the Sky Blues ahead of City's first league game of the season against Bradford City on Saturday.
Adam Barton also starts for a strong City Under-21s side against the Premier League side.
Coventry City Under-21s: Richards, Finch, Lawton, Urquhart, Fleck, Barton, Stevenson, Phillips, Haynes, Thomas, Miller.
Subs: Dev. Kelly-Evans, Addai, Shipley.
Aston Villa U21s: Siergrist (GK), Leggett, Lewis, Wildin, Nehemie, Cowans, Calder, O'Brien, Sellars, Drennan, Graham.
Subs: Hill (GK), Webb, Donacien, Toner, Kinsella, Burke, Robinson.