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Match preview: Coventry City (A)

26 February 2016

All the key information ahead of Saturday's fixture

Steven Pressley returns to the Ricoh Arena on Saturday afternoon when he takes his Fleetwood Town side to the East Midlands for a Sky Bet League One fixture against Coventry City.

The game against the high-flying Sky Blues will see Town remain on the road for the second successive game, following Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat at Rochdale.

Elsewhere, Coventry were comfortable winners over Bury last time out, as they defeated the Shakers 6-0 on home soil as they climbed to sixth.

Chris Stokes, Baily Cargill, James Maddison and John Fleck all netted before the interval to put the hosts firmly out of sight.

Adam Armstrong then completed the scoring by helping himself to two goals in quick succession, in what was a resounding three-points for Tony Mowbray’s men.

Team News

Nathan Pond will once again miss out with a thigh injury he sustained against Shrewsbury Town.

Tyler Forbes and Stephen Jordan are both doubts, while Conor McLaughlin is a few days from a first-team return having sat out the Dale defeat.

For the hosts, goalkeeper Lee Burge has suffered a shoulder injury, which requires surgery and the shot stopper will subsequently miss the rest of the campaign.

Ticket and Travel

The travelling Cod Army will be situated in the North Stand at the Ricoh Arena, and prices for the game are as follows: 

Adults: £20
Seniors (60+): £15
17-21: £15
Juniors: £7

Fans can still purchase tickets on the day from the Ricoh Arena’s cash only turnstiles.



Supporters coaches will be departing Highbury at 9am, and will cost £11 for ST holders and £22 for non ST holders.

One to watch

Forward Adam Armstrong has enjoyed a fruitful loan spell at the League One club from Premier League outfit Newcastle United, and tops the goal-scoring charts for City with 19 goals.

Born in Newcastle, the 19-year-old hot-shot started his career at his parent club, coming through the academy system at St James’ Park.

Armstrong’s first taste of first-team football at the Toon was towards the back end of the 2013/14 season, where he turned out on four occasions in the famous black and white stripes.

His involvement with his boyhood club would be increased the following term when he made 11 appearances for Newcastle, but found himself loaned out to Coventry in July 2015.

He has become one of the leading lights at the Ricoh Arena this season, and in 27 outings this term has netted 19 goals, including one hat-trick against Crewe Alexandra in January.

Listen Live

If you can’t make it to the Coventry match on Saturday, then you can listen to the voice of Gary Hunt take you through the action, via the means of Cod Army Player HD.

Cod Army Player will provide uninterrupted commentary as events un-fold at the Ricoh Arena, and after the game has concluded, an interview with manager Steven Pressley will be available.

To sign up, click here



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