Mark Robins makes three changes from the side that lost 4-2 to Lincoln City as Tom Davies, Chris Stokes and Max Biamou return.
Jack Grimmer and Jordan Willis are the only two defenders to keep their place in the eleven after Tuesday night's defeat.
The midfield is unchanged as Jordan Shipley, Tom Bayliss and Liam Kelly support skipper Michael Doyle
Biamou accompanies Marc McNulty in attack.
EA Sports' EFL team of the season goalkeeper Lee Burge starts in goal.
Coventry City XI: Burge (GK), Grimmer, Willis, Davies, Stokes, Bayliss, Kelly, Doyle (C), Shipley, Biamou, McNulty.
Subs: O'Brien (GK), Hyam, Haynes, Barrett, Reid, Clarke-Harris, Ponticelli.
Cheltenham XI: Flinders (GK), Atangana, Pell, Wright, Winchester (C), Boyle, Sellars, Eisa, Morrell, Rodon, Chatzitherodoridis.
Subs: Lovett (GK), Grimes, Bower, Odelusi, Andrews, Lloyd, Cranston.