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TEAM NEWS: Coventry City v Portsmouth - The Sky Blues bring Ben Stevenson in to midfield for senior debut

9 August 2016

City make three changes, with Lameiras and Tudgay set to combine in attack...

The City boss brings Ruben Lameiras and Ben Stevenson in to the starting XI, while new signing Lewis Page makes the bench.

The defensive line is the same as the weekend, comprising of captain Sam Rickets, Jordan Willis and Cian Harries. Andy Rose moves out to the wing-back position, with Ryan Haynes mirroring him on the left.

George Thomas, Ruben Lameiras and Marcus Tudgay complete City's attack, while Vladimir Gadzhev partners 19-year old Ben Stevenson in midfield. 

Teams

Coventry City: Charles-Cook (GK), Willis, Rose, Lameiras, Gadzhev, Ricketts (C), Tudgay, Haynes, Thomas, Harries, Stevenson.

Subs: Burge (GK), Jones, Reid, Thomas, Page, Finch, Kelly-Evans.

Portsmouth: Bass (GK), Davies, Naismith, Buxton, Barton (C), May, Linganzi, Bennett, Tollitt, Evans, Main.

Subs: O'Brien (GK), Whatmouth, Hunt, Doyle, Chaplin, Baker, Talbot.

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