Coventry V Sheff Utd at Ricoh Arena : Match Preview

14 December 2016 05:34
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Coventry wait on goalkeeper Lee Burge for Sheffield United clash

Goalkeeper Lee Burge faces a late fitness test as struggling Coventry prepare to host high-flying Sheffield United in Sky Bet League One.

The Sky Blues' number one was forced off following a collision in the first half of the weekend defeat at Southend and back-up keeper Reice Charles-Cook is ready to deputise, if necessary.

Midfielders Chris McCann and Andy Rose, who have both recently returned to action, remain fit, while defender Dion Kelly-Evans is also available after making his comeback from injury against the Shrimpers.

City, who will be attempting to halt a run of five successive league defeats and move out of the relegation zone, will once again be without injured defensive duo Jamie Sterry and Ryan Haynes.

Chris Wilder could name an unchanged team for the trip to the midlands following Sheffield United's comprehensive victory over Swindon on Saturday.

The Blades boss has no new injury concerns, although he may hand a start to Caolan Lavery after the forward came off the bench to score his first goal for the club against the Robins.

Midfielder Harry Chapman is United's only confirmed absentee after he underwent ankle surgery last week.

Striker Leon Clarke and midfielder Stefan Scougall are among the other players hoping for a recall as the South Yorkshire side look to return to the top two.

Source: PAR