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PREVIEW: Coventry City v Crawley Town - The Sky Blues host the Reds in SkyBet League Two

City look to wrap up a strong week away from home with a win at the Ricoh...

24 November 2017

The Sky Blues host Crawley Town tomorrow to as they look to round off a good week on the road with a victory at the Ricoh (3pm).

Mark Robins' side will be without Jodi Jones after the 20-year-old ruptured his anterior crutiate ligament (ACL) during Tuesday's trip to Stevenage and joins Tony Andreu on the sidelines as he continues to fight back from the same injury.

Jack Grimmer is now back in contention after missing the last two games with concussion. The right-back had played every minute for the Sky Blues before a clash of heads against Mansfield forced him out of selection.

Crawley boss Harry Kewell comes to the Ricoh on the back of his first managerial victory in nearly two months. The Reds may still be without captain Jimmy Smith and Moussa Sanoh who both have hamstring injuries.

The Opponent

Player-coach, Glenn Morris could be vital between the sticks for Crawley. The 33-year-old spent nine years at Leyton Orient before moving on to Southend United, Gillingham and Aldershot before fighting his was back to first team football with the Reds and earning a new contract

Jordan Roberts' pace may be an issue for City. The former Inverness Caledonian Thistle man has scored five times already this season in just fifteen apppearances from outwide.

On the opposite wing, Enzio Boldenwijn can also be a danger. The number seven made the move from Dutch second division side Almere City in 2016 and has been a regular for the Reds ever since. 

Memorable Meetings

Coventry kept their SkyBet League One status and relegated the Reds on final day in 2014 thanks to James Maddison's late winner at the Broadfield Stadium.

Mathias Pogba gave the home side the lead after Nick Proschwitz missed a first half penalty that could have given City a vital lead.

A Braford City goal elsewhere in League One would have seen the Sky Blues drop into the bottom four, but Macus Tudgay levelled and Maddison charged onto a low cross to fire City ahead in the last minute - a goal to save City and relegate the hosts.

Last Five Meetings

W Coventry City 1-0 Crawley Town - Checkatrade Trophy - 7th December 216

W Crawley Town 1-2 Coventry City - SkyBet League One - 3rd May 2015

D Coventry City 2-2 Crawley Town - SkyBet League One - 4th October 2014

D Coventry City 2-2 Crawley Twn - SkyBet League One - 12th January 2014

L Crawley Town 2-3 Coventry City - SkyBet League One - 3rd August 2013

 


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