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Match Preview: Coventry City

11 October 2019

Setting the scene...

Tranmere Rovers hit the road on Sunday lunchtime when they travel to St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium for a Sky Bet League One fixture with Coventry City in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

Kicking-off at 12pm, Micky Mellon’s men will look to build on Tuesday night’s 2-1 win over Aston Villa U21s at Prenton Park, which saw them progress to the knockout stage of the Leasing.com Trophy.

Mark Robins’ hosts find themselves up in the Play-Off shake-up, having lost just one of their first 11 games in an impressive start.

Both sides will be looking to get back to winning ways in the third-tier, with Rovers losing 1-0 at home to Shrewsbury Town last Saturday, while Coventry were beaten 4-0 on their travels versus Rotherham United.

Team News:

Connor Jennings will be suspended for the trip to the Midlands following his sending off last weekend.

Forward Jordan Ponticelli will be unavailable as part of his loan agreement with his parent side.

Neil Danns will also miss Sunday’s clash, with the midfielder away on international with Guyana.

David Perkins and Sid Nelson will all be sidelined following recent injuries.

Calum Woods and Morgan Ferrier remain out, likewise Jacob Maddox, Ishmael Miller, Evan Gumbs, Mark Ellis and Kane Wilson.

One to Watch

Forward Jordy Hiwula has scored four goals for Coventry so far this term.

Hiwula joined the Sky Blues in August 2018 and has since made over 50 appearances for the club.

He began his career with Manchester City, coming through their academy in 2012 to turn professional.

Loans at Yeovil Town, Walsall, Huddersfield Town, Wigan Athletic, Bradford City and Fleetwood Town.

The 24-year-old switched to Coventry last August and has become a key player for boss Robins.

Match Officials

Referee: Darren Drysdale

Assistant Referees: Kevin Howick and Garry Maskell

Fourth Official: Leigh Doughty

Match Tickets

The SWA have an initial allocation of 610 match tickets in the GML Merrick Stand.

Ticket prices are as follows:

Adults: £20

Senior 65+: £15

Young adult: £15

NUS/Forces: £15

U18: £10

Carer: Free

Disabled supporters pay the relevant age category above and will receive a carer match ticket free of charge.

Tickets will be available on the day of the game with no increase in price.

Coach travel is also available for this fixture and will depart Prenton Park at 8am. Both match and coach tickets can be bought in store or online by clicking here

Past Meetings

Tranmere Rovers have played Coventry City 20 times, winning seven, drawing three and losing 10 of their meetings with the Sky Blues.

Match Coverage

The SWA can listen to uninterrupted match commentary of Tranmere Rovers’ Sky Bet League One outing against Coventry City on Sunday lunchtime.

Your match day commentary team of Phil Wilkinson, Rob Edwards and Adam Siddorn will guide you through events.

iFollow Tranmere is the only place you can listen to devoted TRFC coverage and if you sign-up, you can watch exclusive behind the scenes content, interviews and match highlights.

An audio match pass on iFollow costs just £2.50!

To sign-up, CLICK HERE.

Alternatively, you can follow the action through our social media channels below, with full text coverage during the fixture, followed by a match report.

Twitter: @TranmereRovers

Facebook: @trfcofficial

Instagram: @tranmererovers

Did you know?

Ryan Lowe hit a hat-trick as Rovers won 5-1 in their last away fixture against Coventry in November 2013, which was played at Northampton Town’s Sixfields.


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