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PREVIEW: Coventry City v Exeter City - The Sky Blues host the Grecians at the Ricoh Arena

City take on Exeter in SkyBet League Two...

23 September 2017

Venue: The Ricoh Arena

Competition: SkyBet League Two

Date: Saturday 23rd September, 2017

Kick-off: 3pm

The Sky Blues host top of the table side Exeter City at the Ricoh Arena as Mark Robins' side look to break into the automatic promotion places.

A win for the Grecians will make it seven on the bounce and could see them extend their lead to 6 points in SkyBet League Two.

The visitors will likely remain unchanged, as they have for the last five games, but Ryan Harley could return to the bench, having been sidelined with injury. 

The Opponents

Sky Blues fans will remember Exeter striker Robbie Simpson from his time at the Ricoh Arena. The 32-year-old scored four goals in 62 games for City after joining from Cambridge United where he managed an impresive 17 goals in his first 33 games in professional football.

Reuben Reid will be the Grecian's main attacking threat on Saturday. The powerful forward has scored seven in eight this season and tops the scoring chart in SkyBet League Two.

Memorable Meeting

Two goals from Aaron Phillips before the break helped the Sky Blues to a 3-1 victory over Exeter City in the 2014-15 EFL Trophy. 

Phillips' snapshot gave City the lead on 35 minutes at the Ricoh before his spectacular curler doubled our lead just before the interval. 

Some brilliant work from Simeon Jackson helped to release Josh McQuoid one-on-one with the 'keeper for what was the Sky Blue's third of the afternoon at the Ricoh.

Exeter did pull one back late-on through Ollie Watkins but it was not enough to stop City from progressing to the next round.

Last Five Meetings

Coventry City 3-1 Exeter City - 7th October 2014 - EFL Trophy

Exeter City 2-1 Coventry City - 31st January 1959 - Division Three

Coventry City 2-0 Exeter City - 13th September 1958 - Division Three

Coventry City 0-1 Exeter City - 19th November 1955 - FA Cup

Coventry 1-2 Exeter City - 18th December 1930 - FA Cup


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