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PREVIEW: Sky Blues host Wigan Athletic

The Sky Blues will play host to the Latics at the Coventry Building Society Arena...

8 November 2022

Match Previews

PREVIEW: Sky Blues host Wigan Athletic

The Sky Blues will play host to the Latics at the Coventry Building Society Arena...

8 November 2022

The Sky Blues will be looking to make it three wins on the spin tonight as they play host to Wigan Athletic at the Coventry Building Society Arena...

Mark Robins looks ahead to Wigan:

“We’ve got to keep going. This year is very tight and we can be really happy with our afternoon’s work.

"We’ve got to get back to it because there’s another big game on Tuesday.

"Leam Richardson has shown faith in many of the players who got them promoted as Champions last season, and they have picked up some good results so far this campaign.

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"While in recent matches results have been more difficult to come by, they have a number of quality players and were unlucky to only draw at Swansea on Saturday, having gone two goals ahead, so we know it will be another competitive and hard-fought match."

Meet the Latics:

Wigan Athletic arrive at the Coventry Building Society Arena having picked up just one points from a possible 18 over their last six Championship fixtures.

Their last win in the league came against Blackburn Rovers, one month ago, with the Latics having fallen to defeats against Sunderland, Middlesbrough, QPR, Watford and Stoke since then.

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That run of results has left them inside the bottom three, three points behind the Sky Blues who count two games in hand.

A win over City could lift them outside the relegation zone while, depending on other results, defeat could see them cut adrift.

Leam Richardson's thoughts:

"Factually, our performances haven’t really reflected results but that’s the division we are in. It’s important that every time we enter the pitch, we’re positive and full of energy, as well as being respectful of the opposition. 

"We’re moving forward at a great rate, going up against the likes of QPR, Watford, Stoke City and Watford every three days with a squad that has come from League One who are relishing the challenge. 

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“If we can keep making those positive steps with the help of the owners, we’ll be in a better place tomorrow and the next day.”

Head-to-Head record:

Sky Blues wins: 2

Draws: 2

Wigan wins: 4

Wigan Athletic's last six:

Swansea City 2-2 Wigan Athletic (D)

Wigan Athletic 0-1 Stoke City (L)

Wigan Athletic 0-1 Watford (L)

QPR 2-1 Wigan Athletic (L)

Wigan Athletic 1-4 Middlesbrough (L)

Sunderland 2-1 Wigan Athletic (L)

Sky Blues' last six:

Watford 0-1 Coventry City (W)

Coventry City 1-0 Blackburn (W)

Coventry City 1-2 Blackpool (L)

Coventry City 2-2 Rotherham United (D)

Stoke City 0-2 Coventry City (W)

Coventry City 1-0 Sheffield United (W)

Match officials:

The EFL have confirmed that Stephen Martin will be the man in the middle.

The Championship referee, from Staffordshire, last took charge of a Sky Blues fixture when Viktor Gyokeres found the winner against Middlesbrough earlier this season.

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In his twelve games as referee this season, Martin has handed out 46 yellow cards and two red cards.

The EFL have also confirmed that Mark Dwyer and Lee Venamore will be his assistant officials with John Busby as fourth official.

Ticket information:

Tickets purchased for the original fixture date remain valid for Tuesday.

This is a Category C fixture – prices are:

  • Adults - £20
  • Concessions - £15
  • Under 18s - £10
  • JSB U16s - £5
  • JSB U13s - £0

To see ticket info, click here.

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