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Coventry City v Posh | Match Preview

A look ahead to Friday night’s Sky Bet Championship clash at Coventry.

23 September 2021

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Coventry City

Posh make the relatively short trip to Coventry on Friday evening to face the in-form Sky Blues.

Peterborough United are back on the road on Friday evening as Darren Ferguson’s men travel to the Coventry Building Society Arena to face Mark Robins’ Coventry City side in Sky Bet Championship action (7.45pm).

The game was due to take place on Saturday but has been moved because the stadium is used for rugby on that particular day. Ferguson’s men have yet to pick a point on the road so far this season, while the Sky Blues have been superb in front of their own supporters.

TEAM NEWS

Posh are without the services of defender Mark Beevers due to a hamstring injury, as well as attacking players Joel Randall (quad), Jack Marriott (hamstring) and Ricky-Jade Jones (knee). The club (at the time of writing the preview) are waiting for the outcome of Jonson Clarke-Harris disciplinary hearing.

City are without the services of defender Fankaty Dabo, who is serving the second of a three-match suspension following his red card against Cardiff City in their 1-0 victory over the Bluebirds. Former Posh striker Matt Godden is expected to lead the line after returning from injury.

TICKET NEWS

At 3pm on Thursday, Posh had sold 1,235 tickets for the game with tickets on sale until 1.30pm on Friday. Tickets can be purchased online at www.theposhtickets.com. The game is not all-ticket and there is no price rise.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The game is not on the red button on Sky nor is it available in the UK on iFollow. Fans are also advised there are no trains directly back to Peterborough from Coventry following the game.

FROM THE GAFFER

“Coventry have been very good at home and we know that we have to improve away from home. I saw positives in our last display on the road at Reading, where I felt we controlled the game up until the hour mark, so we need to take the positives and put in a good performance. We can’t let our standards slip. Mark Robins is a good manager, he has had that group together for a long time and they have been performing well,” Ferguson said.

FROM THE OPPOSITION

“I think generally Darren’s teams are exciting, high scoring teams and obviously that has been born out in the results whilst he’s been at Peterborough. He’s been there on a number of occasions and has always had good success there so it’s a tough game there is no doubt about that.

“On paper, on pitch, in reality it is a tough game. We know that, we are preparing as best we can do for it, it’s a normal preparation week other than it is a day earlier and it’s a game we are really looking forward to,” Mark Robins said.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

The match referee is Geoff Eltringham


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