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TEAM NEWS: Swindon Town v Coventry City - Marvin Sordell starts up top in City's opening day clash with the Robins

6 August 2016

Jodi Jones returns to the Sky Blues line-up as he starts in attack on the opening day of the season...

Tony Mowbray elects to start new forward Marvin Sordell up top, for his competitive Sky Blues debut, with attacking pairing Jodi Jones and George Thomas in support. 

Vladimir Gadzhev will also be making his first competitive start in a City shirt and will partner Andy Rose in midfield. Dion Kelly-Evans and Ryan Haynes will occupy the wing-back positions.

City skipper Sam Ricketts returns to the side, after recovering from a minor knee irritation, with Jordan Willis and Cian Harries completing the defensive line-up. 

Reice Charles-Cook continues his run in City's starting XI and assumes his regular position in goal.


Coventry City: Reice Charles-Cook (GK), Ricketts (C), Willis, Harries, Di. Kelly-Evans, Haynes, Gadzhev, Rose, Thomas, Jones, Sordell.

Subs: Burge (GK), Finch, Lameiras, Tudgay, Stevenson, Reid, K. Thomas. 

Swindon Town: Vigouroux (GK), Thompson (C), Thomas, Rodgers, Sendles-White, Doughty, Kasim, Obika, Goddard, Brophy, Barry. 

Subs: Henry (GK), Iandolo, Smith, Stewart, Evans, Hylton, Young. 

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