Sky Blues face top of the table Burton Albion and check out our match preview...
Venue: Ricoh Arena
Date: Saturday January 16th
Competition: Sky Bet League One
The Sky Blues go up against top of the table Burton Albion in a massive clash at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday. The Brewers sit three points clear of City with two games in hand, but Tony Mowbray’s men could go above them with a win.
Peter Thomas Taylor
Taylor moved to City in 1950, where he would go onto make his name as a top keeper. In the years that followed, Taylor would go on to make 86 league appearances for the Sky Blues before leaving for Middlesbrough in the summer of 1955.
George Raynor, one of the most successful international managers ever, described Taylor’s move as one ‘that changed the course of British football history’, as it was at Middlesbrough that Taylor would meet a young and up-coming striker by the name of Brian Clough. Their later partnership in management would become British football legend, due to all the success they enjoyed.
Taylor later left Middlesbrough and moved to Port Vale in 1961, before moving to Burton Albion a year later. He finished his playing career with Albion and took his first management job there.
Defender Chris Hussey made the move to the Ricoh in October 2009 initially on loan, making the move permanent in January 2010. In total, he made 58 appearances scoring one goal.
A stint at AFC Wimbledon followed in January 2013 before moving to the Pirelli Stadium in June 2013, where he made 26 appearances also scoring one goal. He currently plays for League One side Bury.
Mowbray’s men are unbeaten against The Brewers in the two fixtures the teams have played, with City coming out victorious on both occasions.
The Sky Blues won 10-9 on penalties in the first ever meeting between the two in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and were 2-1 winners earlier in the season at the Pirelli stadium.
Albion’s Manager Nigel Clough, son of the legendary Brian Clough, took over at Burton last month after Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink departed for QPR. He will be hoping to get the Brewers’ first victory against the Sky Blues on Saturday.
Clough’s first job was at the Pirelli stadium back in October 1998. He remained there for almost decade, winning the Northern Premier League Premier Division in the 2001/02 season and the Conference Premier in 2008/09 campaign. He left in 2009 for Derby, eventually leaving there for Sheffield United in 2013, where he left in May last year.
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Burton 1-0 Blackpool
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Burton have been in excellent form over the last five, winning four and drawing one. Their last five games have been closely contested with Albion winning three out of their last five by one goal margins. Mark Duffy has been in good form scoring in two of those games. The stand out result for the Brewers would be the 3-0 away win over second place Gillingham which you can watch below.