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PREVIEW: Barnet v Coventry City - The Sky Blues look to make it four on the bounce at the Hive

City target early kick-off win in SkyBet League Two...

5 October 2017

Venue: The Hive Stadium

Competition: SkyBet League Two

Date: Saturday 7th October, 2017

Kick-off: 12.30pm

The Sky Blues head to Barnet's Hive Stadium in SkyBet League Two for the day's early kick off as they look to make it four league wins on the bounce. 

Should they leave with all three points, Mark Robins' side will go top of the league for the first time since the 2-0 victory over Grimsby Town, even if it is just for a few hours.

Coventry will be without top scorer Duckens Nazon for this one. The forward, on loan from Wolves, is away on International duty with Haiti.

The Bees are 18th in the standings and have picked up just one point out of a possible 15 over the last five games.

Barnet boss, Rossi Eames took charge in May after impressing as a caretaker but the 32-year-old has only won four of his first 15 games.

The Opponents

Shaquile Coulthirst will be the main attacking threat for the home side. The Tottenham Academy graduate has scored six goals already this season including his first EFL hat-trick in a 4-1 win away at Swindon.

Alongside him upfront is likely to be experienced Jamaican international Jamal Campbell-Ryce. The 34-year-old has made 500 Football League appearances over the course of his career for Charlton, Sheffield United and Barnsley among many. 

Across the defence for the Bees is likely to be the athletic Portuguese centre-back Ricardo Santos and experienced head Michael Nelson. Santos made 63 appearances for Peterbrough before making the move to the Hive and has become a key figure in Eames' back-line.

City Away this Season.

W Grimsby 0-2.

L Yeovil 2-0.

D Chesterfield 0-0.

L Cambridge 2-1.

W Swindon 1-2.

D Walsall 2-2 (Coventry win on Penalties).


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