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TEAM NEWS: Rochdale v Coventry City - New loan signing Joe Cole makes his debut for the Sky Blues

20 October 2015

City manager Tony Mowbray introduces the former England international to make his debut against Rochdale...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray has made three changes for the trip to Rochdale, as Joe Cole starts.

Having completed the short-term loan deal yesterday, Joe Cole comes into the side for Jacob Murphy and Jim O'Brien starts for Ryan Kent, who both drop to the bench.

Bryn Morris starts in midfield as John Fleck is suspended after he picked up his fifth yellow card of the season against Blackpool.

Reda Johnson is currently sidelined with injury, awaiting scan results, so Aaron Phillips comes into the side with captain Sam Ricketts starting at centre-back.


Coventry City: Charles-Cook (GK), Stokes, Ricketts (C), Martin, Phillips, Morris, Vincelot, O'Brien, Cole, Armstrong, Fortune.

Subs: Burge (GK), Harries, C. Thomas, Kent, Murphy, Lameiras, Tudgay.

Rochdale: Lillis (GK), McNulty, Lancashire, Lund, Andrew, McDermott, Tanser, Allen (C), Cannon, Camps, Henderson.

Subs: Eastham, Alessandra, Mendez-Laing, Barry-Murphy, Kennedy, Bunney, Castro Pereira.

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