Coventry v Doncaster

27 September 2010 12:42
Marlon King is expected to start for Coventry against Doncaster after impressing as a substitute on his debut against Preston.Gary McSheffrey, Danny Ward, David Bell and Michael McIndoe are all pushing for a place in the starting line-up. [LNB]Doncaster captain Brian Stock and defender Byron Webster could return to the side. [LNB]Fit-again striker James Hayter is also pushing for a recall after returning to action as a substitute on Saturday. [LNB][LNB] MATCH PREVIEW This a meeting of two clubs who had nothing to show from their last fixture other than a sense of injustice. [LNB]Coventry manager Aidy Boothroyd claimed he had not been involved in a more one-sided game of football in his career after watching his side fail to convert their chances into points against Preston. [LNB]Doncaster lost 3-0 at leaders QPR, but the scoreline masks the fact they were the better side for much of the game. Beaten manager Sean O'Driscoll was happy with the performance, which came off the back of a display against Leeds that he described as Doncaster's "most complete of the season". [LNB]Nonetheless, Doncaster failed to win, or score, in that match either. O'Driscoll's side are attractive to watch, but must ally their silk with some steel if they are to harbour promotion ambitions. [LNB][LNB] MATCH FACTS Head-to-head[LNB]• Honours are even between these clubs: they have met 14 times, and won five apiece. [LNB]• Doncaster's only victory at Coventry was 2-1 in the old Second Division in November 1951. [LNB] Have your say on this match Coventry[LNB]• Coventry have won one of their last five matches. [LNB]• They have scored in all eight of their Championship outings; only leaders Queens Park Rangers match that. [LNB]• The Sky Blues' return of 11 points after eight games is identical to last season, when they were two places higher in the table. [LNB]• If selected, Michael McIndoe will be facing his former club. [LNB]Doncaster[LNB]• Doncaster suffered defeat for the first time in five outings when they lost 3-0 at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday. [LNB]• It was the second successive game in which they had failed to score. Rovers last completed three league games without a goal in March 2009. [LNB]• They are seeking their 400th all-time away league win. [LNB]• If he plays, Sam Hird will be making his 100th appearance for Doncaster, while Brian Stock could make his 250th career league start.

Source: BBC_Sport