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TEAM NEWS: Coventry City v Arsenal - Sambou starts for the Sky Blues as the Gunners visit the Ricoh Arena

15 February 2016

Eight goal striker, Bassala Sambou starts against Arsenal in the fifth-round of the FA Youth Cup...

The 18-year old striker has scored in each of the four previous FA Youth Cup rounds and coach, Jason Farndon will be looking to the frontman for much of the same.

Callum Maycock anchors the midfield with Jordan Shipley slotting in to the number 10 role after scoring City’s second goal in the 2-1 win over Charlton Athletic in the last round. 

Irish international, Darragh Leahy captains the side, Jay Albini comes in to the midfield and 6ft 4' goalkeeper Corey Addai starts against his old side.


Coventry City U18s: Addai (GK), Whitmore, Camwell, Ford, Leahy (C), Maycock, Hickman, Bayliss, Sambou, Shipley, Albini.

Subs: Skuza (GK), Thompson, Hendricks, Mantsounga, Finn.

Arsenal U18s: Keto (GK), Johnson, Robinson, McGuane, Bielik (C), Bola, Nelson, Bennacer, Mavididi, Reine-Adelaide, Willock.

Subs: Phillips (GK), Da Graca, Nelson, Malen, Hinds.

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