Our preview of tonight's big game...
Sky Bet League 1
Sixfields Stadium, Northampton, NN5 5QA
Wednesday 26th March 2014
Weather forecast: 4°c, light cloud
Referee: Tim Robinson
Tickets can be bought on the day of the game at Sixfields. Adult tickets are only £9, concessions are £6, Under 7s are £2, 7-15s are £4 whilst 16-21 year olds are £6.
LAST TIME WE MET:
Boro lost 1-0 to Coventry at the beginning of October which kept Boro on 5 points from their first 10 games. A poor pass-back from Robin Shroot allowed Leon Clarke to run through on goal on 33 minutes and Stevenage struggled to get back into the game.
As reported yesterday, Dean Parrett and Roarie Deacon are out of the season but aside from those two, the team have pretty much a clean bill of health.
Coventry manager Stephen Pressley has stated his desire to bring in a new striker for the final weeks of the season. Chuba Akpom who was on loan at the Sky Blues has left the club after problems with his loan agreement but they have brought in midfielder Anton Robinson on loan from Huddersfield, believing that “it was the right time to ring in a player of his quality”.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM:
We spoke to GW on Monday morning about what sort of test Coventry will pose tomorrow.
“They’re a decent outfit, because of their Sunday situation I’ve watched a lot of their games this season and they’ve got some good players. They’ve got an intriguing system that they play and they cause sides a lot of problems. It’s important that you recognise the way that they play and that you can deal with that, hopefully we’ll be in good shape to do that – we’ve done a lot of work on that this morning.”
To watch the full interview sign into Boro Player.
Coventry have been on the slide for a long time now after a fantastic start to the season. They quickly reduced their 10 point deduction and were looking towards the play-offs before the start of the calendar year. The loss of Leon Clarke to Wolves in January was a big blow though, and the Sky Blues have only won one of their last eight league games.
Home-town hero, Callum Wilson has been absolutely sensational for Coventry this season, scoring 19 league goals and one in the FA Cup. At only 22 years of age, Wilson has had to carry even more of the goal scoring burden since former top scorer Leon Clarke left the club. One man who’s also been a stand-out performer for the Sky Blues is Frank Moussa. Moussa’s generated headlines this season for scoring spectacular goals, and his effort against Leyton Orient earlier this season won the Football League Goal of the Year award.