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Unfair challenge on Roy O'Donovan by Darren Holden results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Gary McSheffrey from right wing.
Jordan Clarke replaces Cyrus Christie. Carl Baker takes the outswinging corner, Unfair challenge on Scott Flinders by Gary McSheffrey results in a free kick. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.
Darren Holden crosses the ball, save by Joe Murphy.
William Edjenguele concedes a free kick for a foul on Charlie Wyke. Free kick crossed by Simon Walton, Steven Jennings makes a clearance.
Roy O'Donovan has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Roy O'Donovan is brought on as a substitute for David McGoldrick.
Jonathan Franks has a drilled shot. Save by Joe Murphy.
Effort from deep inside the penalty box by Ryan Noble hits the post.
Goal scored by Adam Barton from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hartlepool 0-5 Coventry.
James Poole leaves the field to be replaced by Charlie Wyke. (Coventry) makes a substitution, with Adam Barton coming on for James Bailey.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Antony Sweeney on Gary McSheffrey. Gary McSheffrey takes the direct free kick.
Franck Moussa gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hartlepool 0-4 Coventry.The assist for the goal came from James Bailey.
Antony Sweeney produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Poole by Steven Jennings. Direct free kick taken by Neil Austin.
Outswinging corner taken by Gary McSheffrey from the left by-line.
Franck Moussa takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.
Ryan Noble produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
William Edjenguele fouled by Andy Monkhouse, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.
Simon Walton replaces Ritchie Humphreys.
Andy Monkhouse on for Paul Murray.
Sam Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Franck Moussa. Gary McSheffrey restarts play with the free kick.
Gary McSheffrey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neil Austin. Free kick crossed by James Poole, save by Joe Murphy.
A goal is scored by Carl Baker from close range low into the middle of the goal. Hartlepool 0-3 Coventry.Assist on the goal came from Blair Adams.
Handball by Ritchie Humphreys. Placed penalty scored by David McGoldrick. Hartlepool 0-2 Coventry.
Franck Moussa takes a shot. Ritchie Humphreys gets a block in.
Franck Moussa challenges Paul Murray unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neil Austin takes the direct free kick.
The ball is sent over by Cyrus Christie, James Bailey produces a right-footed shot from close in that goes over the bar.
Centre by Gary McSheffrey, Ritchie Humphreys manages to make a clearance.
Carl Baker takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
Carl Baker grabs a goal from outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hartlepool 0-1 Coventry.
Centre by Antony Sweeney, clearance by Richard Wood.
Shot from 25 yards from David McGoldrick. Save made by Scott Flinders.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Gary McSheffrey.
Gary McSheffrey takes the outswinging corner, Sam Collins manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Cyrus Christie, Neil Austin makes a clearance.
Gary McSheffrey fouled by Paul Murray, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Jennings takes the free kick.
David McGoldrick produces a cross, save by Scott Flinders.
Unfair challenge on Gary McSheffrey by Neil Austin results in a free kick. Free kick taken by William Edjenguele.
Corner taken by Gary McSheffrey from the left by-line, David McGoldrick takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Clearance by Neil Austin.
Carl Baker produces a cross.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Gary McSheffrey from the left by-line, clearance by Jonathan Franks.
Gary McSheffrey produces a cross, clearance by Peter Hartley.
David McGoldrick takes a shot from 20 yards. Save made by Scott Flinders.
Ryan Noble is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Joe Murphy takes the indirect free kick.
Blair Adams produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the target.
The ball is delivered by Carl Baker, save by Scott Flinders.
Carl Baker produces a cross, save made by Scott Flinders.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by James Poole from the right by-line.
The ball is sent over by Carl Baker, Scott Flinders makes a save.
Cyrus Christie has a drilled shot. Save by Scott Flinders.
David McGoldrick concedes a free kick for a foul on Ritchie Humphreys. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.
Shot by Franck Moussa from 20 yards. Save by Scott Flinders.
Antony Sweeney challenges James Bailey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Cyrus Christie.
Corner taken right-footed by Carl Baker, William Edjenguele takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Scott Flinders.
Centre by Carl Baker, clearance by Peter Hartley.
Antony Sweeney is caught offside. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Jonathan Franks on Gary McSheffrey, free kick awarded. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
Jonathan Franks produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
Corner taken right-footed by Jonathan Franks, William Edjenguele makes a clearance.
Effort on goal by Ryan Noble from 18 yards. Joe Murphy makes a save.
Shot from 18 yards by Ryan Noble. Save made by Joe Murphy.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary McSheffrey played to the near post, clearance by Sam Collins.
The ball is sent over by Blair Adams, Carl Baker takes a shot. Neil Austin manages to make a clearance.
Steven Jennings gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Poole. Scott Flinders takes the direct free kick.
Howard misses Hughes' first game
Hartlepool manager John Hughes will be without suspended striker Steve Howard for his first game in charge of the club against Coventry.
Howard received his fifth yellow card of the season in last week's defeat at Yeovil and sits out an automatic one-game ban, so teenager Charlie Wyke, on loan from Middlesbrough, could make his first league start for the club.
Another loanee forward, Sunderland's Ryan Noble, is also back in contention after missing out against Yeovil due to a knock.
Winger Andy Monkhouse has returned to training after an ankle injury that has forced him to miss the last nine matches, but will not be ready to give former Livingston boss Hughes an early boost.
Hughes has no other new injury or suspension worries, but teenage striker Luke James remains sidelined following a double hernia operation as Pools look to secure only their second league win of the season and their first since September 1.
Coventry are not expected to have any new injury or suspension concerns for the trip.
The Sky Blues fell to a disappointing 2-1 home defeat to Scunthorpe last weekend, a result which could well spark changes from manager Mark Robins. Striker Stephen Elliott (toe) and midfielders Conor Thomas (ankle) and David Bell (hip), who is back in light training, continue to miss out.
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