Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News

Match Preview | Coventry City (A)

All the information you need ahead of tonight's match...

8 December 2020

The Hatters are on the road for the second successive match this evening when Nathan Jones and his team take on Coventry City at St Andrews Stadium.

The Town will look to put defeat against Swansea City behind them and get back to winning ways against the 19th place Sky Blues.

Coventry were 3-1 victors against Rotherham United at the weekend and are unbeaten in five matches, a good run of form that the Hatters will look to put an end to.

 

Nathan Jones said:

(Please note, these quotes are taken from Nathan’s press conference on Monday – you can watch the full version here)

On Coventry City: “They’re a good side. I watched them at Cardiff the other day. We were lucky enough that Cardiff played them, so it gave us an opportunity to look at both teams. 

“I watched them a few timess and we’re now doing our game prep on them. They’re a good side. They’ve done very well. 

“It’s a similar trajectory to us. It probably took a year longer, but Mark (Robins) has been there a long time, done a great job, got two promotions and I watched them a little bit last year when I was in-between jobs.

“They’re a good side and it’ll be a very tough game, as is every Championship game, but we’ll see what tomorrow night brings. 

On striker threat: “They have been there a while, we know Tyler (Walker) very well because of where he has been on loan, previously with Mansfield and Lincoln and did very well.

“Now stepped up and found his feet at Championship level. Biamou has been there for a long time so we know him, scored two at the weekend so they are a threat but Coventry as a whole will be a threat and we have to make sure that we are ready for combat and those threats and impose ours on them because that is what we intend to do mostly.

“We were very positive against Swansea, we went after Swansea even early on. When they got the goal, we set up to press high so we have to impose our game on them, they have threats, of course they have good players, of course they’re in a good position but so are we.”

 

Who?

Coventry City gained promotion to the Sky Bet Championship last season after finishing 1st on points-per-game, losing just three league games in League One.

Historically, they are well known for their 1987 FA Cup victory, which saw them overcome Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 at Wembley Stadium.

 

The Manager – Mark Robins

Following an esteemed playing career, turning out for the likes of Manchester United, Leicester City and Norwich City, Mark Robins turned to management in 2007.

After time managing Rotherham United and Barnsley, he initially joined Coventry in 2012, before re-joining in 2017 where has remained since.

 

Main Threat – Tyler Walker

Tyler Walker joined Nottingham Forest in 2006 and was at the City Ground until this summer, when Coventry signed him on a permanent deal.

After successful loan spells with Mansfield Town and Lincoln City in back-to-back seasons, son of former England defender Des Walker joined the Sky Blues, where he has thus far scored four times.

 

When and where?

Kick-off is 7:45pm at St Andrews Stadium on Tuesday 8 December.

 

Man in the middle?

The referee for tonight’s game is Andy Woolmer. He last refereed the Hatters in the 1-0 win against Swansea in June and this season has taken charge of 12 games, dishing out 39 yellow cards but has not yet shown a red.

 

Played before?

The two sides last met back in February 2019 and settled for 1-1 draw at Kenilworth Road after Matty Pearson’s opener was cancelled out by Jordan Shipley.

 

Follow the action

Season ticket holders will be able to watch the match live on iFollow Hatters as this is a weekday away match.

If you are not a season ticket holder you can follow tonight’s match by purchasing a £10 match pass.


Advertisement block