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The offside flag is raised against Ishmael Miller. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Dunn.
Centre by Andy Reid, Nathan Cameron makes a clearance.
Lukas Jutkiewicz fouled by Wes Morgan, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Dunn takes the free kick.
Robbie Findley produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
Andy Reid produces a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Chris Gunter misses to the right of the target.
The ball is sent over by Chris Gunter.
Andy Reid replaces Marcus Tudgay.
Corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ishmael Miller on Richard Keogh. Direct free kick taken by Chris Dunn.
Radoslaw Majewski fouled by Nathan Cameron, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Lewis McGugan from left wing.
The ball is crossed by Chris Gunter.
Gael Bigirimana replaces Conor Thomas.
Radoslaw Majewski produces a cross, clearance by Chris Hussey. Outswinging corner taken by Lewis McGugan.
Gary Deegan challenges Chris Gunter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lewis McGugan takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Sammy Clingan, Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot.
Nathan Cameron joins the action as a substitute, replacing Richard Wood.
Lewis McGugan crosses the ball, Header from close range by Robbie Findley misses to the right of the goal.
Centre by Wes Morgan, Chris Hussey gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Lewis McGugan from the right by-line.
Lewis McGugan takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Richard Keogh.
Matt Derbyshire goes off and Robbie Findley comes on. Jonathan Greening leaves the field to be replaced by Radoslaw Majewski.
Chris Dunn replaces Joe Murphy.
The ball is swung over by Chris Gunter.
Richard Wood takes a shot. Clearance made by Jonathan Greening.
Corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line.
Lewis McGugan takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.
Foul by Luke Chambers on Clive Platt, free kick awarded. Ishmael Miller shown a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.
Chris Gunter crosses the ball, clearance made by Richard Wood.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sammy Clingan.
Gary Deegan crosses the ball, Shot by Conor Thomas. Clint Hill makes a clearance.
Centre by Chris Hussey, Richard Keogh takes a shot. Lee Camp makes a save. The ball is sent over by Cyrus Christie, Lukas Jutkiewicz finds the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Coventry 1-0 Nottm Forest.Assist on the goal came from Cyrus Christie.
Lukas Jutkiewicz delivers the ball, Wes Morgan gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan, save by Lee Camp.
A cross is delivered by Cyrus Christie.
David Bell produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.
The referee blows for offside against Ishmael Miller. Joe Murphy takes the indirect free kick.
Chris Hussey crosses the ball, Lee Camp makes a comfortable save.
A cross is delivered by Lewis McGugan.
Outswinging corner taken by Lewis McGugan from the right by-line.
Sammy Clingan takes a corner.
Shot from just outside the box by Gary Deegan misses to the right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sammy Clingan by Marcus Tudgay. Richard Wood takes the free kick.
Ishmael Miller takes a shot. Richard Keogh gets a block in.
David Bell has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Guy Moussi on Sammy Clingan. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.
Chris Hussey crosses the ball, clearance made by Wes Morgan. Corner taken by Sammy Clingan, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Lukas Jutkiewicz misses to the right of the goal.
Centre by David Bell.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Deegan by Guy Moussi. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.
Free kick awarded for a foul by David Bell on Matt Derbyshire. Lee Camp takes the free kick.
Gary Deegan fouled by Marcus Tudgay, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Greening by David Bell. Jonathan Greening takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Matt Derbyshire on Richard Keogh, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sammy Clingan.
Cyrus Christie delivers the ball, Conor Thomas takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Guy Moussi by Clive Platt. Wes Morgan takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Conor Thomas by Jonathan Greening results in a free kick. Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.
Chris Hussey produces a cross, save by Lee Camp.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Marcus Tudgay. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Murphy.
The ball is swung over by Chris Hussey, clearance by Wes Morgan.
Chris Hussey delivers the ball, clearance made by Wes Morgan.
Matt Derbyshire is caught offside. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.
Ishmael Miller takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.
The ball is delivered by Ishmael Miller, Richard Wood gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Lewis McGugan, save by Joe Murphy.
Ishmael Miller gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Wood. Direct free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.
Ishmael Miller takes a shot. Sammy Clingan gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan from the left by-line, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Luke Chambers misses to the right of the target.
A cross is delivered by Guy Moussi, clearance by Richard Wood.
Jonathan Greening delivers the ball, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.
Clint Hill challenges Lukas Jutkiewicz unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sammy Clingan crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Wes Morgan manages to make a clearance.
Ishmael Miller is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
Marcus Tudgay takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.
The ball is delivered by Ishmael Miller.
Clint Hill produces a cross.
The offside flag is raised against Ishmael Miller. Richard Wood takes the indirect free kick.
Problems mount for Sky Blues
Coventry have doubts over a handful of players including captain Sammy Clingan for the visit of managerless Nottingham Forest.
Midfielder Clingan was forced to withdraw from Northern Ireland`s squad for Tuesday`s 3-0 defeat in Italy due to a back problem sustained in last Friday`s 2-1 home reverse to Estonia.
Goalkeeper Joe Murphy (groin), centre-back Martin Cranie (ribs), winger Gary McSheffrey (back) and striker Roy O`Donovan (foot) will also require late fitness tests.
Richard Wood has declared his availability after a thigh injury, with the defender scoring for City`s reserves in a 2-2 draw against Northampton on Tuesday.
Striker Cody McDonald got 75 minutes in the friendly as he continues to strive for match sharpness, while centre-back James McPake also featured after his minor ankle/shin operation but this weekend is likely to come soon. Midfielder Carl Baker (ankle) remains sidelined.
Manager Andy Thorn has been forced to dismiss twitter rumours he was set to quit ahead of the clash, and he will be hoping Coventry`s football does all the talking against Forest as they look to maintain a record of just one defeat in their last nine home matches which stretches back to last season.
Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Lee Camp remains confident of being fit to play.
Like Clingan, Camp withdrew from the Northern Ireland squad for their Euro 2012 qualifying game in Italy this week after sustaining a groin injury against Estonia last Friday.
He reported back to the City Ground, where he continues to be treated by Forest's medical staff, and the 27-year-old feels he is on course to play at the Ricoh Arena.
The Reds suffered no other fitness setbacks during the two-week international break but will still be without Paul Anderson (hamstring), George Boateng (ankle), Chris Cohen, Dexter Blackstock and Garath McCleary (all knee).
Assistant boss Rob Kelly is poised to take charge on Saturday following Steve McClaren`s resignation as manager 13 days ago.
Cotterill's Forest crash at Coventry
Newly-appointed Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cotterill watched from the stands at the Ricoh Arena as his side slumped into the npower Championship's bottom two with a narrow 1-0 defeat to fellow strugglers Coventry.
Cotterill left his position at Portsmouth to take the reins on Friday afternoon, but it was existing assistant manager Rob Kelly who led affairs from the visiting dugout and was unable to prevent a sixth defeat in seven league matches.
Lukas Jutkiewicz headed the only goal of the game for the Sky Blues in the 57th minute, just moments after Lee Camp had made a sublime save to deny Richard Keogh from close range.
It was enough to secure only Coventry's second win of the season, although their celebrations were muted due to concern over goalkeeper Joe Murphy, who was carried off on a stretcher after lengthy treatment, resulting in 10 minutes of stoppage time.
Kelly, keeping faith with a 4-3-3 system, made two changes from the starting XI beaten 3-1 by Birmingham two weeks ago in Steve McClaren's final game in charge, Jonathan Greening and Chris Gunter coming in.
Despite the managerial focus being on Forest, Coventry boss Andy Thorn was himself forced to release a statement on Thursday confirming his commitment to City following "unfounded and malicious" rumours that he was set to quit.
But he would have been less than impressed with his side's start to proceedings.
Goalkeeper Murphy parried away Marcus Tudgay's early strike before getting down well to deny Ishmael Miller after 17 minutes as Forest posed much the larger threat.
The Sky Blues finally threatened for the first time just before the half-hour mark as Clive Platt's looping header forced Camp to tip over the crossbar.
David Bell failed to take advantage of some sloppy Forest defending when he fired across the face of goal as Coventry finished the first half stronger than they started.
The second half continued to be a lacklustre affair until it suddenly burst into life 10 minutes in.
Forest's players felt the ball had crossed the touchline for a throw-in before Wes Morgan was forced to concede a corner, and from the resulting set-piece Camp produced a stunning save to keep out Keogh's header.
But Camp was powerless as another ball quickly came back into the area and Jutkiewicz was left unmarked to head home.
Clint Hill then headed Conor Thomas's effort off the line before Camp parried Bell's strike to safety.
With 20 minutes remaining, City keeper Murphy collided in the air with Miller and, after receiving lengthy treatment, was carried off on a stretcher to be replaced by Chris Dunn.
Forest substitute Robbie Findley nodded a good chance over from close range before Jutkiewicz headed onto the top of crossbar.
And despite 10 minutes of injury time, Forest were unable to find an equaliser.
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