v Coventry City – Ricoh Arena – 29/03/2013

A tough week for Coventry City culminates with the visit of Doncaster Rovers tomorrow (29/03). The past few days have been filled with speculation as to where, and whether, the game would go ahead due to the recent administration troubles within the club. It was announced, with less than 48 hours to kick off, that the game would be played at the Ricoh Arena as initially proposed.

Earlier this season, when the Sky Blues visited the Keepmoat, they managed to beat Rovers 4-1. Rovers’ solitary goal came from Chris Brown.

File:Ricoh Arena - geograph.org.uk - 141045.jpgCoventry City – Factfile

Coventry City were formed in 1883 under the name of Singers F.C. They were relegated with Rovers from the Championship at the end of the 2011/12 campaign.

Currently managed by Steven Pressley, Coventry were on course for a late promotion push but financial difficulties mean they have now been deducted ten points. They are now 14th in League One, with 12 points separating them from the bottom four.

He played for both…

Franck Moussa currently plays for Coventry City. The Belgian was on loan with Rovers during the 2010/11 season. During this time he made 14 appearances, scoring twice.

Former Coventry midfielder Sammy Clingan wore the red and white hoops earlier this season.

Last time out at Glanford Park

The 2011/12 season ended with Rovers visiting the Ricoh Arena. Rovers had already been condemned to the drop and had the chance to bring Coventry with them by winning the final game, which they did so.

A Simon Gillett strike and a James Hayter penalty ensured a Rovers victory, and confirmed Coventry City’s relegation to League One.

Team News

Dean Furman returns from international duty with South Africa. Martin Woods, David Syers and Paul Keegan all remain sidelined with their respective injuries.

Defender, Paul Quinn, looks set to miss out due to a family bereavement.

The Man with the Whistle

Premier League referee, Mark Halsey, takes control of tomorrow’s game at Coventry. Halsey last took charge of a game involving Rovers was in their game with Ipswich Town at the Keepmoat in 2011. The game finished with Ipswich winning 6-0, with one penalty awarded during the game.

Ticket Information
Tickets are no longer on sale from the Keepmoat Stadium.


One Comment Add yours

  1. Tom says:

    por Coventry,another bites the dust…It always gets complicated when a club goes into administration, arguments , contracts and legal disputes. Coventry is just but one of the many clubs that have suffered the fate of administrators knocking on their door.. look at Rangers, Leeds , Stockport, Portsmouth and that is just the tip of the ice berg..
    Saying that things do look better for the club, since Otium or SISU are looking at the possibility of taking over.

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