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PREVIEW: Coventry City Vs Barnsley

14 September 2018

Match Previews

PREVIEW: Coventry City Vs Barnsley

14 September 2018

The Reds are back on the road this weekend as they travel to the Midlands to take on Coventry City in Sky Bet League One.

Off the back of last weekend's draw at home to Walsall, Daniel Stendel’s side remain undefeated, but will be looking to grab all three points this Saturday at the Ricoh Arena.

With the September internationals now at an end, the likes of club captain, Adam Davies and midfielder Kenny Dougall are once again available to be selected for the Reds having been away on international duty with Wales and Australia respectively.

Adam Davies

Our hosts secured only their second win of the season on Sunday, defeating Oxford United by two goals to one at the Kassam Stadium; summer signing Conor Chaplin's penalty the winning strike for the Sky Blues.

Coventry’s early season form has led them to twelfth place in Sky Bet League One, meaning City are exactly mid-table after the first six games of the season.

Veteran midfielder Michael Doyle adds experience in central midfield whilst teenager Tom Bayliss is a highly-rated attacking player who links the frontline with midfield. 

Conor Chaplin

In charge at the Ricoh Arena is former Reds boss Mark Robins. Robins managed Barnsley from 2009-11 and help save the side from relegation to League one in his first season at the club.

Now with the Sky Blues, Robins is into a second spell at the Ricoh Arena, and he oversaw their promotion back to this level last season via the playoffs, and he will now be looking to reconsolidate the club’s place back in the third tier of English football.

Mark Robins

The club’s most notable transfer over the summer was the departure of top goal scorer Marc McNulty to Reading, however Robins was able to replace his main striker with the arrival of Chaplin from Portsmouth. Having grabbed his first goal for the club last weekend, Chaplin looks as though he will be playing a big part in the Sky Blues’ season.

Daniel Stendel will be hoping his Barnsley side can become the first to win at Coventry for 95 years on Saturday, as the Reds look to continue their unbeaten start to the season. However, with our opponents coming in off the back of a good away victory, it will be a strong test of character for Stendel’s men.


Ricoh Arena

For those still wishing to attend the game, tickets are available on the day with a £3 increase in previously advertised prices. 

Adult £22

Senior Over 60 £15

Young Adult (18-21 years) £15

Student (+NUS) £15

Juvenile Under 18 £10

Please click the link below for information on away parking at Ricoh Arena.



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