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Coventry City
vs.
Wolves

The Ricoh Arena

13/03/07

19:45

Wolves travel to Coventry riding high in the league, high on confidence and full of self belief, but is this a game too soon for Mick McCarthy's wonderful Wolves?

Vital Quotes:

'Let's not get carried away because we have got to go and do it again on Tuesday....we won't have had as much rest as Coventry so it's going to be a tough match for us.'

"Let me tell you, everyone's wanting to beat us now just like everyone is wanting to beat Sunderland.

"Any team that's on an unbeaten run - it becomes a feather in the cap of everyone else if they can beat them."

Coventry City Team News:

Mick McCarthy will have to do without stand inn skipper Carl Henry once more after the revelation he picked up a bruised spleen in eth win against Luton Town.

Gary Breen is hoping to shake off a knock, so Jody Craddock may earn a recall after his impressive cameo in the local derby, and Jay Bothroyd is pushing for a return following his match winning appearance from the bench at the weekend.

Unless thetre are further injury worries, McCarthy is likely to stick to the team that started against Albion as possible.

As Mick would say, If it int broke dont fix it.

Player to watch: Michael Kightly

In demand, in form and on fire, Kightly is the man to watch. goalmaker or goalscorer, take your pick.

Albion doubled up on him, Robinson tried to break him, but the lad still pushed on.

Kightly could would well be the key to a Wolves victory.

Wolves Team News:

Coventry City boss Iain Dowie has slightly bigger things to worry about.

Kevin Kyle (hip), Leon McKenzie (thigh), and Dele Adebola all lok set to miss out leaving Dowie desperately short of strikers.

Things look slightly brighter in defence, with Andy Whing and David McNamee both back in contention for a starting place, but Dowie's side is starting to feel the rigours of a hard season.

Player to watch: Kevin Doyle

Hardworking and energetic, the former Celtic and Irish international shouldn't be underestimated

Match Facts & Stats

The sides first met in the 1919/20 season, with Coventry running out 1-0 winners.

Over the course of the next 87 years Coventry have gained an upper hand in the league with league wins to Wolves 17.

But the only stats that count, are the current ones.

Coventry are still unbeaten under Iain Dowie, but while Wolves have earned 22 points from the last 24, Coventry have managed 3 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses.

Mick McCarthy's side are the form team, but is this coming too close to their exhausting battle with Albion, and can the players lift themselves for another midlands derby?

Ref Watch:

Paul Walton Well respected and a former player, Walton has been assistant in an FA Cup final and the European Championships in 1996.

Next Fixtures:

Next up its Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough!


Writer:Stuart Smith
Date:Monday March 12 2007
Time: 9:10PM

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