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HEAD TO HEAD: Bristol Rovers v Coventry City - The side's will meet for the first time in over 50 years

23 December 2016

Victory on boxing day will take the Sky Blues ahead in the head-to-head record...

Coventry go into Saturday’s game against Bristol Rovers having not played the the Pirates in a competitive fixture for over 50 years.

Record:
Played – 39
Games won – 15
Games drawn – 9
Games lost – 15

Russell Slade will take charge of the Sky Blues for the first time on Boxing Day, as they travel to take on Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium.

The two side's cannot be separated in their head-to-head record, both winning fifteen times and drawing on nine occasions. However, this will be the first meeting between the sides since a League Division Three fixture back in 1964, which the Sky Blues won 1-0. 

The two side's have since met in non-competitive action in 2014, as City came from a goal down to defeat Rovers in a pre-season friendly under the stewardship of then manager, Steven Pressley.  

Take a look at the last five competitive fixtures below...

Last five fixtures: WLWWD

Russell Slade's men will be aiming for victory on Saturday, which will see them overtake the Pirates in the all time head-to head record.

04/04/1964
Bristol Rovers 0-1 Coventry City
League Division Three

07/12/1963
Coventry City 1-2 Bristol Rovers
FA Cup

23/11/1963
Coventry City 4-2 Bristol Rovers
League Division Three

29/04/1963
Coventry City 5-0 Bristol Rovers
League Division Three

13/04/1963
Bristol Rovers 2-2 Coventry City
League Division Three

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