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PREVIEW: Coventry City v Cheltenham - The Sky Blues look to bounce back against the Robins

Mark Robins' side welcome Cheltenham to the Ricoh...

15 December 2017

The Sky Blues face Cheltenham Town for the first time in a competitive fixture as Mark Robins' side look to make up for last weekend's defeat to Morecambe.

Gary Johnson's side have only lost one of the last six, and come to Ricoh on the back of a 1-0 victory over Crewe Alexandra last time out, with Jamie Grimes scoring the winner in that one. 

Striker Brian Graham could return for the Robins after a few weeks out with a hamstring injury to partner top scorer Mohamed Eisa in attack. 

Elsewhere Jordan Cranston (hamstring), Jaanai Gordon (knee) and Jordon Forster (achillies) are all also out with long term absences. 

Jordan Willis looks likely to make his 150th appearance for Coventry. Willis made his debut in 2011 replacing James McPake in a defeat to Southampton at the Ricoh Arena.

The Sky Blues are still without Liam Kelly as he continues to fight back from a heel injury.

Jodi Jones, who has now had his operation, and Tony Andreu also both continue their fight back from ACL injuries. 

The Opponents

Mohamed Eisa will be Cheltenham's main threat at the Ricoh. The Sudanese forward has scored nine goals this season since joining from Greenwich Borough in the summer. 

Northern Ireland international Carl Winchester was another summer signing. The midfielder has been filling in pretty much anywhere for the Robins all season  

Jamie Grimes notched the winner last week from central defence. The Swansea Academy graduate joined from Dover in the summer after 77 appearances for the Whites. 

Jordan Willis' Sky Blues career in numbers

Played: 149

Won: 65

Drew: 31

Lost: 53

Clean sheets: 43

Goals: 5

Yellows: 5

Reds: 1


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