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PREVIEW: Coventry City v Barnet - The Sky Blues welcome Barnet to the Ricoh Arena

City face Barnet is SkyBet League Two...

9 March 2018

Venue: The Ricoh Arena

Competition: SkyBet League Two

Date: Saturday 10th March, 2017.

Kick-off: 3pm

The Sky Blues welcome Barnet to the Ricoh Arena as Mark Robins' side look to climb back into the play-off places in SkyBet League Two.

New-signing Carl Baker could be availible subject to international clearance after being released from Indian Super League side ATK. The 35-year-old made 182 appearances during his first spell scoring 28 goals.

Defender Jordan Willis is also availble after serving his one-match ban for the red card he picked up away at Mansfield a fortnight ago.

Jodi Jones (ACL), Tom Davies (collar bone) and Toni Andreu (ACL) remain Robins' only sidelined players.

Barnet defnder Richard Brindley faces a late fitness test ahead of the Bee's trip to the Ricoh. The right-back joined from Colchester in the summer on a free and manager Graham Westley will hope that he does not add to his already long injury list with Jamie Stephens (hamstring), Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (knee), Harry Taylor (metatarsal), Elliot Johnson (knee) and Dave Tarpey (knee) all missing out.

The Opponents

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

The star of the show when the sides met at the Hive in October, Mauro Vilhete could give Barnet attacking impetus from midfield. The 24-year-old has been a Bees player since 2009.

At the back 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 Westley's back-line.

Earlier This Season

The Sky Blues were held to a goalless draw at the Hive when the sides met in October.

Max Biamou and Marc McNulty came closest for the visitors but Mark Robins' side failed to find the breakthrough.

Jordan Ponticelli was handed his league debut for City on an afternoon lacking excitment in North London.

Barnet Away From Home

W - 1-0 v Colchester

L - 2-0 v Yeovil

L - 3-1 v Mansfield

D - 1-1 v Cheltenham

L - 2-0 v Crawley Town

L - 2-1 v Exeter City

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