Coventry V Bristol Rovers at Ricoh Arena : Match Preview

24 March 2017 10:34
Coventry V Bristol Rovers - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Mark Robins set to stick with winning formula

Coventry boss Mark Robins may stick with a winning formula when Bristol Rovers visit the Ricoh Arena on Saturday.

Robins got his first win since returning as manager against Port Vale in midweek and he could put his trust in the same starting line-up.

The 47-year-old made five changes to his side for the third game running on Tuesday night, with left-back Ryan Haynes, midfielder Gael Bigirimana, winger Kyel Reid and strikers Stuart Beavon and Kwame Thomas coming into the team.

Defender Kevin Foley and striker Marcus Tudgay will probably remain sidelined by ankle injuries as the relegation-threatened Sky Blues look for successive league wins for the first time since October.

Bristol Rovers midfielder Stuart Sinclair is available again after his one-match ban in Saturday's 2-1 win at home to Chesterfield.

Defender James Clarke did not recover in time to feature at the weekend, after the allergic reaction which left him with extreme breathing difficulties as he was taken off to hospital during the defeat against Bury.

Manager Darrell Clarke has further issues to contend with among his defenders, thanks to international calls, as Rovers try to continue their play-off push away to bottom-of-the-table Coventry.

On-loan Ryan Sweeney is on duty with the Republic of Ireland Under-21s - while Jake Clarke-Salter is away with England Under-20s - so Jonny Burn may come in for just his second appearance since his move from Middlesbrough.

Source: PAR