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29 January 2016

United joint caretaker manager Andy Dawson has been previewing the trip to take on Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday.

The Sky Blues currently sit in the League One play-off places but, despite their superior standing in the table, Dawson believes the visitors should go into the game buoyed by a convincing victory over Colchester United last Saturday.

"They're obviously a good team. We're coming into February and they're still up there near the top of the league," he told The Iron PlayerHD.

"So we expect to be facing a decent team, but it'll be no different to any other team in this league, for the way we're looking at it.

"It's a great place for our players to go and play their football.

"After a good result on Saturday they should be going there full of confidence, as we all are."

A win on Saturday would complete the double over Tony Mowbray's side for United, after an impressive 1-0 win at Glanford Park earlier on in the campaign.

However, Dawson isn't reading too much into the victory in September, and is solely focused on what awaits at the Ricoh.

"The lads did really well on that day. We had a certain way of setting up, and the game plan worked," he said.

"But like any team, from week to week their consistency levels change. It'll be a different game, but we'll know what to expect and we know what we're trying to do."

The joint caretaker manager also gave an update on the fitness of the United squad, and he revealed he and Nick Daws almost have a full compliment to choose from.

"Kevin (van Veen) had his scan last week, and he got treatment over the weekend. He's come back, and we'll just see how he reacts," he revealed.

"It's a fairly fully fit squad and everybody's raring to go, and wanting their place in the team which is good for everybody."

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