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PREVIEW: Coventry City v Cambridge United - The Sky Blues return to League Football against the U's

SkyBet League Two action returns as City fac

30 January 2018

The Sky Blues welcome Cambridge United to the Ricoh Arena as SkyBet League Two action returns.

Mark Robins' side go into this one off the back on a fourth round Emirates FA Cup win over Milton Keynes Dons at Stadium:MK which saw nearly 8,000 Sky Blues fans celebrate a memorable win.

Our opponents will be looking to have Billy Waters and Jevani Brown back after they missed the 5-2 defeat to bottom club Forest Green last time out. Brown was rested while Waters was out with a dead leg.

Former AFC Wimbledon defender Leon Legge (shoulder) and Piero Mingoia (groin)  will remain abscent.

The Sky Blues have no new injury concerns ahead of the clash. Tom Davies has been working hard to return to full fitness after missing the win at Stadium:MK through injury, while Jodi Jones and Tony Andreu both remain out with ACL injuries.

The Opponents

Uche Ikpeazu haunted the Sky Blues when the sides met in September with a late goal to seal a 2-1 win. The former Watford striker has scored nine goals already this season making his the U's top scorer. 

Former Republic of Ireland international David Forde has played more minutes that anybody in the Cambridge side and has kept 13 clean sheets along the way, joint with Luton's Marek Stech at the top of the charts.

Should Jevani Brown return for the visitors and he will be a leading threat to keep an eye out for. The Jamaican has been a United's most creative player this season scoring four goals along the way.

Earlier this Season

The Sky Blues were defeated 2-1 by Cambridge United at the Cambs Glass Stadium after goals from Jabo Ibehre and Uche Ikpeazu.

Duckens Nazon did pull City level early on into the second half but Ikpeazu's header ten minutes from time meant that Mark Robins' side would make the trip back up the M1 empty handed.

Ikpeazu's goal came just ten minutes from time, sinking City to their third defeat of the season.

Coventry's Home Form

  • W 3-1 Swindon Town
  • W 2-1 Stoke City
  • W 1-0 Chesterfield
  • W 3-2 Wycombe Wanderers
  • W 2-1 Cheltenham Town
  • W 3-0 Boreham Wood

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