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PREVIEW: The Sky Blues head to the New York Stadium

City back on the road in midweek...

25 October 2023

The Sky Blues travel to the New York Stadium, to face Rotherham United under the lights in Championship action.

Meet The Millers:

With Matt Taylor under the helm, Rotherham United finally ended their run of jumping between League One and the Championship, as they cemented their place in the division for a second succesive year with a 19th placed finish last term.

A positive start to the season last year set the foundations in place for their fight against the drop, something that this season they have failed to replicate.


23rd in the Championship after eleven games played, a gap of six points already has opened up for the Millers in their mission to beat relegation for a second season running.

This willl be Rotherham's first fixture back after the international break, after their clash with Ipswich Town, which was set to be played last Friday night, was postponed due to flooding.


Mark Robins quotes after Bristol City:

"They'll be fine. They're disappointed clearly because of the result and the fact that we haven't seen that game out and put it to bed early and the fact that we've come away with nothing from it is disappointing and annoying.

"But, what we won't do is, we won't get down about it. We have to learn, but when those chances come we have to put teams to bed, but I've said it before we're a work in progress.

"We're a team that's trying to evolve and we've had to make changes and I think that that's all well and good but we've still got to take the chancess hat the we've created loads and we just haven't taken one of them."


Matt Taylor's on his side's postponed fixture against Ipswich:

"We were due to have three out of the four at home and the other one we don't have to travel," he reflected. "All games are winnable games.


"It's a huge opportunity to get back to the pack and make sure we're no longer means we're playing catch-up in the league."

"The stitching which happened a few weeks into the season has started to bed in with the natural grass," said the manager. "That is the best condition I've seen the pitch in but it's the safety aspect of the surrounding areas."


Rotherham United's last six:

  • Southampton 1-1 Rotherham United
  • Rotherham United 1-2 Bristol City
  • Cardiff City 2-0 Rotherham United
  • Rotherham United 1-1 Preston North End
  • Millwall 3-0 Rotherham United
  • Huddersfield 2-0 Rotherham United

Sky Blues' last six:

  • 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
  • Sky Blues 1-1 Huddersfield Town
  • Cardiff City 3-2 Sky Blues


Historic head-to-head:

Sky Blues wins - 14
Draws - 8
Rotherham United wins - 8


Match Officials:

Lewis Smith will be the man in the middle of City's clash with Rotherham United on Wednesday night at the New York Stadium..

Smith has been tasked with refereeing the fixture, the first Coventry match he will have officiated.


The referee will be supported by assistant officials Shaun Hudson and Matthew Jones. His fourth official will be Robert Madley.


Ticket information:

Coventry City had a full allocation of 2,205 tickets for this fixture - these sold out earlier this month and we will not be receiving any further tickets.

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