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PREVIEW: Sky Blues head to Rotherham

Mark Robins and his players head to South Yorkshire in the Championship...

15 February 2023

The Sky Blues are back on the road this weekend, as they make the trip to the New York Stadium to face Rotherham United.

Meet the Millers:

Rotherham United head into this weekend’s clash, sitting narrowly above the relegation zone in the Championship.

After a bright start to the campaign, Paul Warne departed the New York Stadium and was replaced by Matt Taylor.

Taylor has been handed the task of trying to keep the Millers in the division for the first time since 2015.

Rotherham recruited in January to help their fight for survival, bringing in Championship experience in the form of Jordan Hugill and Sean Morrison, as well as Premier League loanees, Conor Coventry and Tariqe Fosu.

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Last time out, United were beaten by Reading, dropping them to within three points of the bottom three.

Inside the Sky Blues camp:

Mark Robins has said: "Rotherham United have a way of playing. They are a very strong team, with a great work ethic and quality in their side too.

"It will be an interesting and tough game. They are dangerous on their day, with really quick and talented players.

"I know the Club well, I was there as both a manager and a player, and they have had plenty of success. They're a Club that are always on the front foot, that's for sure."

Rotherham United form:

Reading 1-0 Rotherham United (L)
Blackpool 0-0 Rotherham United (D)
Rotherham United 0-0 Sheffield United (D)
Watford 1-1 Rotherham United (D)
Rotherham United 4-0 Blackburn Rovers (W)
Ipswich Town 4-1 Rotherham United (L)

Sky Blues form:

Sky Blues 1-0 Millwall - (W)
Sky Blues 1-1 Luton Town - (D)
West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Sky Blues - (L)
Sky Blues 2-0 Huddersfield Town - (W)
Sky Blues 2-4 Norwich City - (L)
Burnley 1-0 Sky Blues - (L)

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Historic head-to-head record:

Sky Blues wins – 13
Draws – 8
Rotherham United wins - 8

Match Officials:

The EFL have confirmed that Keith Stroud will act as referee for the Sky Blues' clash with Rotherham United.

Stroud, from Hampshire, last took charge of a Sky Blues fixture, back in December, when he was the man in the middle for City's 1-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion.

So far this season, Stroud has taken charge of 18 fixtures across the Championship, League One and League Two, awarding 93 yellow cards and two red cards.

He will be assisted by Bhupinder Gill and Mark Dwyer with Alan Young acting as his fourth official.

Ticket information:

Tickets for Coventry City's away game against Rotherham United are now sold-out!

Coventry City had a full allocation of 2,203 tickets for this fixture, which is now sold-out - will not be receiving any more tickets.

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Coach travel is available via EST UK for £26 (Early Bird) or £31.

Departure times are: White Street – 10:45am, Arena Shopping Park (Service Road) – 11am

Please make sure you arrive at the appropriate departure point 15 minutes before the listed time as the coach will leave on time.


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