Coventry (H) Match preview
Fleetwood Town face Tony Mowbray’s Coventry City today for their third home game of this EFL League One campaign. Kick off at 3:00pm.
Devante Cole’s sliding finish in the Checkatrade Trophy was the only goal in Town’s midweek game, that was played against Blackburn Rovers’ under 23s, at Highbury Stadium. His Goal came from an Ash Hunter cross just before the half time break.
In contrast, Coventry managed to overthrow West Ham United’s under 23s 4-2 in the EFL Trophy matchup, with goals coming from Jordan Turnball (2), Jordan Willis and Ruben Lameiras.
Coventry were one-nil down just after the half-hour mark, due to a goal from Antonio Martinez, but that only last for less than two minutes as Turnball brought the back to even terms. After the half, Coventry managed to go 4-1 up after goals from Lameiras, Willis and Turnball again. West Ham trried to come back into the game with Martinez, again, in injury time but it was not enough.
Fleetwood Town have an almost full squad going into this weekend’s game, even though some of them will probably carry some fatigue from the midweek fixture. Only Conor McLaughlin is confirmed out as he travels away on international duty with Northern Ireland.
The Sky Blues almost have a full squad as well, with Marvin Sordell training all this week to get back to fitness, but Andy Rose will not be playing due to a knee injury he picked up whilst playing against Bury.
ONE TO WATCH
Lisbon-born midfielder Ruben Lameiras has started this season’s campaign off brilliantly after scoring in the midweek fixture this week and amounting three assist as well.
Lameiras started his career by moving to Tottenham Hotspur’s academy in 2011 and played in the youth setup for three years before being offered a professional contract with them in 2014.
In the Under-21 Premier league 2014-15 season, Lameiras played in eight games, starting five of them. In that time, he managed to score one goal.
In March 2015, Tottenham agreed to send Lameiras out on loan to Swedish Club Åtvidabergs FF until June of that year, with an option to extend the deal. He made his debut on 5 April in a game where they lost 1-0 to IFK Göteborg.
When he returned to England, his contract expired with Spurs and signed on with Mowbray’s Coventry on a two-year deal. Since being at the club, Lameiras has played in over 30 games and has become a staple in their starting line-up.
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