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PREVIEW: Coventry City v Morecambe - City look to secure play-off place on Legend's Day

City heading towards their highest league table finish for nearly half a century...

4 May 2018

The Sky Blues head into tomorrow’s clash with Morecambe knowing that a point at the Ricoh will be enough to secure their place in the play-offs.

City’s stunning 6-1 win against Cheltenham last time out has presented Robins’ side with a golden opportunity to end their season with their highest league table finish for 48 years on Legend’s Day.

Likewise, a point for the Shrimpers will also be enough to confirm their Football League status for next season, but the visitors come into this game without a win in nine and without an away victory since February.

Garry Thompson looks unlikely to feature for Jim Bentley’s side after he strained his achilles, missing last week’s defeat to fellow relegation battlers Barnet.

The Opponents

Aaron Wildig could be one to keep an eye out for. The former Cardiff City midfielder has been a Morecambe regular for the last two seasons after joining from Shrewsbury

Ahead of him, 38-year-old Kevin Ellison is likely to feature. The former Leicester man has scored 73 goals for Morecambe since joining in 2011.

Thompson is currently in his second spell at Morecambe. The winger made 325 appearances during his first spell, helping the Shrimps earn promotion to the Football League in 2007.

The now 37-year-old then enjoyed spells at Scunthorpe, Notts County, Wycombe and Bradford where reached the League Cup Final in spectacular fashion in 2012, scoring against Arsenal in the quarter-finals.

Manager Quotes

Robins: “There are plenty of supporters coming to the game, so it will be a nice day. We know it is a tough one and a really tough scenario. They have to get a point and we have to get a point.”

Bentley: “We have beaten Coventry at home this season, so we will hopefully go there and get over the line although it won’t be easy as they have everything to play for too.”

Robins: “It is Legends Day tomorrow at the Ricoh too. There are going to be a lot of ex-players and some individuals who have some real history with this football club, and it will be great if we can do it in front of them.”

Bentley: “It’s still in our hands which is a positive and we can’t worry about what others do. We are putting all our energies into preparing right and getting the result we need.’’

Morecambe Away Form

L – 1-0 Crewe Alexandra

L – 3-0 Cheltenham Town

D – 1-1 Swindon Town

D – 1-1 Crawley Town

L – 1-0 Accrington Stanley

W – 2-4 Wycombe Wanderers


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