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2019/20 Opposition Guide: Coventry City

1 July 2019

Ahead of Wanderers' 2019/20 Sky Bet League One campaign, bwfc.co.uk will profile the various opponents the team will be pitting their wits against this term.

Next up, we have Coventry City whom we travel to on Saturday 8 February 2020...

Nickname: Sky Blues

Founded: August 1883

Stadium: St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium, Birmingham (Groundshare with Birmingham City)

Capacity: 29,409

2018/19 Finish: 8th in Sky Bet League One

2018/19 Top Scorer: Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila - 12 goals in all competitions

Manager: Mark Robins

Robins has been in charge of the Sky Blues since March 2017, but had previously enjoyed a stint at the helm between 2012 and 2013.

During his playing days meanwhile, the Ashton-under-Lyne born striker started his career with Manchester United and went on to figure for the likes of Norwich City and Leicester City, alongside spells abroad with Ourense and Panionios before linking up with Walsall.

Moving to Rotherham United at the turn of the millennium, he enjoyed three years with the Millers before winding down his career with Sheffield Wednesday and then Burton Albion.

Returning to Rotherham at the start of his managerial career in 2007, he spent two years with both United and then Barnsley before his first spell in charge of Coventry.

Impressing with City meanwhile, he was allowed to speak with Huddersfield Town the following year about their vacant hotseat and proceeded to take the reins at the John Smith Stadium for the remainder of 2012/13 and duration of 2013/14.

Agreeing terms with Scunthorpe United in October 2014, he lasted 15 months before departing and just two months after ending his tenure at Glanford Park, he moved back to Coventry City where he has remained ever since.

Distance From The University Of Bolton Stadium: 99 miles

Getting To St Andrew's

St. Andrew's
Cattell Rd,
Birmingham,
B9 4RL

St. Andrew’s lies just off the A45, which connects with the M42 in the east and the M38/M6 in the north. At the Bordesley Circus roundabout, turn east onto Coventry Road.

By Bus: Bus numbers 17, 58, 59, 60, 97, and 97A connect the stadium with Moor Street Station (or Digbeth Road). The journey takes 15 to 20 minutes.

Nearest Train Station: On matchdays, there are trains that run to nearby Bordesley Rail station, which is a 10-minute walk from the stadium. On non-matchdays this station is out-of-use.

The walk from Birmingham New Street Rail Station or Moor Street Rail Station to the ground takes about 30 minutes.

Head to Head: Coventry currently have the upper hand in terms of victories in this fixture with eight as opposed to Wanderers' four, while there have been nine draws in all competitions.

The last time the two sides met meanwhile resulted in a 2-2 draw at the Ricoh Arena in January 2017, with Max Clayton's injury-time strike earning the Whites a share of the spoils.


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