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Coventry City and the Ricoh Arena will be the first game of a busy festive period for Graham Alexander and his Fleetwood Town side on Saturday afternoon.
The Cod Army entertain Bradford City on Boxing Day before travelling to Rochdale two days later, and welcome Swindon Town to Highbury for the first game of 2015.
This weekend’s game against the Sky Blues will be another tough test for Town on the road, with Steven Pressley’s men currently unbeaten in their last three league games.
Impressive victories at Colchester United and Port Vale have been sandwiched in between a home draw to Walsall, which has seen City move up to 14th in the league.
Alexander will be encouraged by last weekend’s home draw with Sheffield United though, and will be hoping his side can produce the same level of performance.
Antoni Sarcevic’s header in the 54th minute, his first goal of the season, earned the Cod Army a deserved point against Nigel Clough’s men.
Stephen Crainey is likely to miss out on this weekend's game at Coventry City with a foot injury. Also on the injured list is defender Nathan Pond, who is unlikely to be available for selection this weekend.
Nick Haughton and Tyler Forbes were both in action in midweek for the Club’s development side, and will be pushing for a first team start.
Strikers David Ball and Jamille Matt remain long term absentees for Town.
Tickets for the game against the Sky Blues are priced as below and are available to purchase from the Club Shop.
Over 60s: £15
Supporters’ coaches will depart Highbury at 9am on Saturday 20th December.
Non season ticket holders: £20
Season ticket holders: £10Manager Graham Alexander on opposition boss Steven Pressley: “He is a great lad; I roomed with Steven a couple of times whilst away on international duty with Scotland. We are a similar age and we used to talk football all day long when we were on these ten day international trips.
“We both had strong ideas about going into coaching and management and how we would like it to be done. We could sit and talk for hours about football and that is the type of fella he is. He is a fantastic bloke, as straight as they come and he has done a very good job at Coventry City in trying circumstances. “
Meanwhile, Pressley told Coventry's local press: "“The club has cut ticket prices to the same levels as the night we returned to the city – a night that anyone who was there will never forget.
“Of course, it will be almost impossible to recreate that atmosphere but it would be fantastic to get a good crowd backing the team in our final game before Christmas, especially on the back of a fine result at Port Vale.”
Defender Reda Johnson will be the man City fans hope can stop Town’s attack at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday afternoon.
Johnson started his career in his native France where he spent two years with FC Gueugnon before moving on to join Amiens in 2007.
His performance over the channel caught the eye of Plymouth Argyle, and the towering defender moved to the South West for an undisclosed fee.
Despite impressing at Home Park, Johnson couldn’t prevent Argyle from being relegated, and joined Sheffield Wednesday, where he scored on his league debut.
After appearing 75 times for the Owls, Johnson penned a deal with the Sky Blues, and scored yet again on his debut against Bradford City.
Lee Collins has been chosen as the man in the middle for Saturday’s clash against the Sky Blues.
Collins’ last Town game came back in February when he officiated the 1-1 draw away at Wycombe Wanderers.
The Surrey based whistle blower has taken charge of 14 games so far this season, with his latest being Doncaster Rovers’ FA Cup win over Oldham on the 6th December.
Sky Bet, our official betting partners, will be providing full odds for this weekend's game at the Ricoh Arena. To see full odds, please click here
Coventry City to win - 6/5
Draw - 8/5
Fleetwood Town to win - 9/4
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ManagerWed 11 Jan 2012
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