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PREVIEW: The Sky Blues travel to Hillsborough for first of back-to-back trips

City come up against Wednesday in the Championship first...

19 January 2024

Match Previews

PREVIEW: The Sky Blues travel to Hillsborough for first of back-to-back trips

City come up against Wednesday in the Championship first...

19 January 2024

The Sky Blues make the trip to Hillsborough this weekend, as they face Sheffield Wednesday in Championship action.

Meet Sheffield Wednesday...

One of the form teams in the division, Sheffield Wednesday come into the game off the back of six wins in their last ten games in all competitions, as they look to fight against the drop.

Danny Röhl's arrival has seen a remarkable turnaround in results, with the Owls climbing off the bottom of the Championship, to now being within four points of safety.

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That gap has been cut by eight points in the last nine games, with Sheffield Wednesday now breathing down the necks of Huddersfield Town.

This fixture will be the second of three meetings between the two sides in the space of four weeks, with City winning the previous fixture 2-0 on Boxing Day last month.

 

Pre-Match Quotes:

Mark Robins:

“They are in good form and you’re talking about them picking up 1.6 points a game roughly around that.

“We know they’re going to be a really good opponent and difficult to play against. We know what's coming and we know what to expect and we are ready for that.

“They have changed since Danny's come in. He's changed and they are working really hard and they are going after the games and being successful a lot of the time.

“They had a brilliant win in the Cup against Cardiff the week before and really Southampton could do that to anybody.

“I think they've got the top players and they're on a brilliant run themselves, so there'll be saying that to their players.

“We'll travel up there but we're in good form and we're in good spirit and we want to keep this good form up.”

Danny Rohl:

“We know it will be a hard match on Saturday against a difficult opponent.

“Coventry are on a good run and are strong. They are doing well, they are aggressive and have good solutions with the ball.

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“We have to learn from the first game and do some things a little different but for us, it is about bringing our intensity to the pitch and if we do this we will have a good game.

“But at first we have to invest in our basics.”

 

Sky Blues' last six:

  • Sky Blues 3-1 Leicester City
  • Sky Blues 6-2 Oxford United
  • Middlesbrough 1-3 Sky Blues
  • Sky Blues 2-2 Swansea City
  • Sky Blues 2-0 Sheffield Wednesday
  • Sunderland 0-3 Sky Blues

Sheffield Wednesday's last six:

  • Southampton 4-0 Sheffield Wednesday
  • Sheffield Wednesday 4-0 Cardiff City
  • Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 Hull City
  • Preston North End 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday
  • Sky Blues 2-0 Sheffield Wednesday
  • Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Cardiff City

 

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Historic head-to-head:

Sky Blues wins - 33
Draws - 23
Sheffield Wednesday wins - 29

 

Match Officials:

Anthony Backhouse will be the man in the middle of the Sky Blues and Sheffield Wednesday's Championship clash at Hillsborough.

Backhouse takes charge of his second City fixture of the season, with his first outing coming during the Sky Blues 0-0 draw with Stoke City at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

He will be assisted by Bhupinder Gill and Carl Fitch-Jackson, whilst Matthew Donohue will be the fourth official.

 

Ticket Information:

The final tickets are now sold-out for our league away trip to Sheffield Wednesday.

Our full, final allocation was 4,083 - we will not receive any more tickets.

POSTAL DATES AND FEES, AND MISSING TICKETS:

Postal Cut Off: Tuesday 16th January 2024 @ 2pm

Tickets Off-Sale: Friday 19th January @ Midday

Ticket Collection – Advance: Ticket Collection will be available until Friday 19th January @ Midday

Ticket Collection – Matchday: Tickets not collected in advance will be available to collect at Sheffield Wednesday on the day of the game.
Fees: There is a £1 booking fee per ticket. There is a £1.20 postage fee per booking

Tickets Not Arrived/Missing Tickets: If your ticket is not with you by Friday 19th January, please contact the ticket office via email on ticketoffice@ccfc.co.uk before Midday on that day.

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OTHER INFORMATION:

Anyone aged Under 14 must be accompanied by and seated next to an adult/senior/concession aged 18 or over. Please do not buy a ticket for a junior aged Under 14 on its own, as this will not be issued to you.

We have six match day accessible car parking spaces – Blue Badge Holders only available which are priced at £10.00 each, supporters should contact the Sheffield Wednesday Ticket Office on 03700 20 1867 to book and pay for their space.  These are available on a first come first served basis.

COACH TRAVEL:

Executive coach travel is available via EST UK for £29. To book, click here

Coach travel includes allocated seating, toilets and USB charging

Departure times are: Arena Shopping Park (Service Road) – 11am, White Street – 11:30am

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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