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PREVIEW: Sky Blues travel to Deepdale this weekend

City travel up the M6 to face PNE...

3 November 2023

Match Previews

PREVIEW: Sky Blues travel to Deepdale this weekend

City travel up the M6 to face PNE...

3 November 2023

The Sky Blues are back on the road for the final time before the international break, as they travel to Deepdale to face Preston North End.

Meet PNE:

An impressive start to the season has hit a roadbloack in recent weeks, as Preston North End head into this weekend's clash, seven games without a win.

A win against Birmingham City in September saw PNE sit top of the Championship after seven fixtures, following six wins and one draw to start the season.

However, following that recent run, Ryan Lowe's side currently sit 9th, one point outside of the top six.

Leading the goalscoring charts at Deepdale are three new additions to the Club over the summer, in the form of Duane Holmes, Will Keane and Mads Frøkjær-Jensen.


Mark Robins Quotes:

“He’s a bright coach, a fairly new manager who’s been promoted a few times now with Plymouth and Bury.

“He's got a strong squad. There's been some changes there and, and he's brought some good players in and they're always powerful and that hasn't changed, he's got some quality players in there that that can cause you problems and obviously strong defenders in there as well.

“They’ve got a decent Championship mix, with some good talented players in there and I think he's done a really good job.”


Ryan Lowe Quotes:

“Mark Robins has done a fantastic job. He’s taken them right the way through the divisions to within touching distance of the Premier League so they’ve proven it can be done.


“They’re a good footballing team. They probably haven’t started as well as they’d have liked, but they still create chances so we have to be wary of these types of teams.”



Preston North End's last six:

  • Hull City 1-0 Preston North End
  • Preston North End 2-2 Southampton
  • Preston North End 1-1 Millwall
  • Ipswich Town 4-2 Preston North End
  • Leicester City 3-0 Preston North End
  • Preston North End 0-4 WBA


Sky Blues' last six:

  • Sky Blues 0-2 WBA
  • Rotherham United 2-0 Sky Blues
  • Bristol City 1-0 Sky Blues
  • Sky Blues 1-1 Norwich City
  • Sky Blues 1-0 Blackburn Rovers
  • Queens Park Rangers 1-3 Sky Blues


Historic head-to-head:

Sky Blues wins - 10
Draws - 16
PNE wins - 20


Match Officials:

Anthony Taylor will be the man in the middle of City's clash with Preston North End this weekend at Deepdale.

Taylor has been tasked with refereeing the game, with this being his first City fixture since defeat against Southampton back in April 2012.

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The referee will be supported by assistant officials Gary Beswick and Adam Nunn. His fourth official will be Sam Allison.


Ticket information:

Coventry City had an initial allocation of 2,930 tickets for this fixture, with tickets located in the Bill Shankly Kop - this is reserved seating.

As of 2/11/2023 at 12pm, City had sold 2,816 tickets for this fixture.



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Disabled supporters can buy online at or in person at the Ticket Office, or on 024 7699 1987, option 1 (please note lines may be busy).

Away Tickets are not available in person on home matchdays.

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