Coventry V Bristol City at Sixfields Stadium : Match Preview

10 August 2013 01:31
Coventry V Bristol City - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Sky Blues set to start new era

Midfielder Carl Baker starts a three-match suspension as Coventry play their first 'home' match at Sixfields Stadium against Bristol City on Sunday.

Baker saw red in Tuesday's 3-2 Capital One Cup defeatat Leyton Orient and, having had an appeal rejected, will now serve his three-match ban. Adam Barton is leading the chase to replace him.

New signings Mathieu Manset and Andy Webster are in line to make their debuts after the Sky Blues, previously under a transfer embargo, were again allowed to trade under the watchful eye of the Football League. Otherwise, manager Steven Pressley has an unchanged squad.

Sunday's encounter marks the start of a three-year groundshare of Sixfields with League Two club Northampton, it comes while City's proposed new stadium is built having left the Ricoh Arena this summer following a lengthy rent row.

Bristol City head coach Sean O'Driscoll has no fresh injury worries to contend with as his side look to extend their unbeaten start to the season.

The Robins are looking to build on their opening-day draw with Bradford and their 2-0 win over Gillingham in the Capital One Cup in midweek.

Louis Carey is still troubled by a dead leg while the City boss is targeting a new frontman after the departure of Albert Adomah to Middlesbrough on Thursday.

O'Driscoll has just 18 players available having also sold Steven Davies to Blackpool late last month.

Source: PA

Trending on the forum