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Match preview - Owls v Coventry

18 December 2020

Wednesday and Coventry will meet at Hillsborough for the first time since October 2009 this weekend in the Championship.

The Sky Blues have hit a good run of form since the last international break with no defeats in the last eight, including three wins.

They will arrive at Hillsborough 18th in the Championship. The Sky Blues have won one of nine games on their travels so far this season.

Wednesday’s winless run extended to nine games following the 2-0 defeat against Nottingham Forest in midweek.

MATCH DETAILS

- Date: Saturday 19 December
- Kick-off, 3.00pm
- Championship
- Hillsborough

OFFICIALS

Referee – John Brooks
Assistant Referee – Akil Howson
Assistant Referee – Daniel Leach
Fourth Official – Simon Mather

WATCH LIVE

The game is live on iFollow, with multi-angle coverage, replays and commentary from Rob O’Neill and John Pearson.

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Season Ticket holders must apply before 11.00am on Saturday to guarantee access for the Coventry fixture.

TEAM NEWS

SWFC: Wednesday will be without Dominic Iorfa, who is set for a long spell out of action with an Achilles injury.

Joost van Aken and Julian Börner are injury doubts.

Massimo Luongo is also unlikely to be involved, while Moses Odubajo is suspended.

Keiren Westwood is back in full training after recovering from a groin injury and will be pushing for a place in the starting XI.

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Pulis is hopeful that Tom Lees (thigh) will be available after picking up the injury at Nottingham Forest on Tuesday.

Coventry City: Striker Matty Godden has missed the last nine games through a foot injury but has returned to training and is in contention for the trip to Hillsborough.

Sky Blues captain Liam Kelly will be out for around three months with a groin injury, while Gus Hamer is suspended.

PRE-MATCH

Owls boss Tony Pulis: “We have got to go into it and be as positive as we can. Our possession stats are good but it’s what you do with it that’s important, being positive in certain areas and maybe we’re not taking up the opportunity to cross or shoot. We’ve got to do more of that.”

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Coventry boss Mark Robins: “I think that people just go ‘this is another game’, but you have to look at the accumulation of the games and what the players are doing is remarkable. We still haven’t had everyone available to us this season, whether that will happen or not remains to be seen, that’s really got to be the goal. We’ve got to keep focused on the next game and then after this one we can have a bit of a breather before we go into the Christmas period.”

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FORM GUIDE

Wednesday: DLLLL
Coventry: DWDWD

LAST FIVE v Coventry

Coventry 1-1 Owls – 27 March 2010 – Championship
Owls 2-0 Coventry – 17 October 2009 – Championship
Coventry 2-0 Owls – 28 December 2008 – Championship
Owls 0-1 Coventry – 22 November 2008 – Championship
Owls 1-1 Coventry – 1 April 2008 – Championship

 


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