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PREVIEW: Stevenage v Coventry Ciity - The Sky Blues look to continue their away run against the Boro

Mark Robins' side head to the LAMEX aiming it make it three on the bounce away from home..

20 November 2017

The Sky Blues head to Stevenage's Lamex Stadium as they look to make it three away victories on the bounce in SkyBet League Two.

City remain without right-back Jack Grimmer who misses out with concussion after recieving a blow to the head a week ago against Mansfield.

Top scorer, Duckens Nazon is also unavailible after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season during Saturday's 2-1 victory over Lincoln City at Sincil Bank.

Stevenage boss Darren Sarll will have Aston Villa loanee Kevin Toner back at his disposal after returning from a three match suspension for a straight red card that he picked up against Yeovil last month.

Boro's only other sidelined player, Ben Kennedy will not be fit to feature. The Northern Ireland U20 international had made 85 appearance already for Stevenage at just 20 years of age, but misses this one with a knee injury.

The Opponents 

Matthew Gooden will undoubtedly be one to watch for the home side. The 26-year-old found the net 20 times last season for Boro and is cloesly chasing Danny Hylton at the top of this season's League Two scoring charts having notched eight already this campaign.

Jonathan Smith provides Stevenage with an experienced head in the middle of the park. The deep-lying midfielder made the move to the LAMEX stadium in the summer after making 145 appearances for Luton Town. 

Danny Newton may be a familiar to name to Sky Blues fans from Warwickshire and Leicestershire. Newton has played for nearly every club in the region except for Coventry, scoring 26 in 54 games for Leamington after successful spells at Barwell, Hinckley United and Nuneaton Town.

Memorable Meeting

A David McGoldrick chip from 35-yards sealed a stunning late turnaround for the Sky Blues as they came back from a goal down to win 3-1 at the LAMEX on Boxing Day in 2012.

Lucas Akins gave Boro the lead from the spot early on, and it took until the final ten minutes before City found an equaliser when Richard Wood scrambled the ball home from close range.

The Sky Blues then took charge of the game, when Carl Baker curled in a stunner from the edge of the area with just a minute of normal time left to play.

Stevenage however, were not happy to go down without a fight, and piled on the pressure looking for a late equaliser in added time. City capitalised when McGoldrick chased down a Franck Moussa ball over the top before delicately floating the ball over the outrushing 'keeper and under the cross bar to give the Sky Blues their third goal on the night, and his 16th in 21 matches.

Last Four Meetings

W Coventry City 1-0 Stevenage - 26th March 2014

W Stevenage 0-1 Coventry City - 5th October 2013

W Stevenage 1-3 Coventry City - 26th December 2012

L Coventry City 1-2 Stevenage - 9th September 2012

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