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PREVIEW: Crawley Town v Coventry City - The Sky Blues enter their final five games of the season

Mark Robins' side face 12th places Crawley Town...

13 April 2018

Venue: Checkatrade.com Stadium

Competition: SkyBet League Two

Date: 14/04/2018

Kick-Off: 3pm

The Sky Blues enter their final five games of the season as they head to West Sussex to face Crawley Town in SkyBet League Two.

The Red Devils ended a seven game winless run last weekend after coming from behind to beat Port Vale in Staffordshire.

Crawley have already ensured their League Two status for next season and look set to name an unchanged side with striker Thomas Verheydt their only injury concern. The 26-year-old has been out with a knee injury.

Mark Robins also has no fresh injury problem ahead of this one. Jordan Willis is back in contention after playing 75 minutes for the U23s during the week, with Jodi Jones (ACL) and Tony Andreu (ACL) still long term absentees.

See the ticket details, with tickets available on the day, here.

MANAGER QUOTES

Robins: "I am expecting a tough game tomorrow. Crawley have had some mixed results but they try and play football the right way. Harry Kewell has not long finished a top-level playing career and he has his own feeling on his he wants to play the game.

"We have to try and stop them from doing what they want to do because they are at home. I want us to go and grasp the nettle tomorrow."

THE OPPONENTS

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 six times this season 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. 

EARLIER THIS SEASON

The Sky Blues fought from behind to earn a point at the Ricoh thanks to Marc McNulty's second half strike.

The 25-year-old came close on a number of ocassion and nearly gave City victory late on but he could not connect with Jack Grimmer's hard-hit cross as the visitors clung on to a point.

Duckens Nazon struck the post from range in the first half but it was Crawley who led at the break through Jordan Roberts.

The draw moved Mark Robins' side up to sixth in SkyBet League Two.

CRAWLEY AT HOME

D - 1-1 v Swindon Town

L - 3-5 v Cheltenham Town

L - 2-3 Wycombe Wanderers

D - 1-1 Morecambe

W - 3-1 v Lincoln City

W - 3-0 v Grimsby Town


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