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Big Match Preview: Iron v Coventry City

28 April 2017

The Iron round off their Sky Bet League One campaign with a home fixture against Coventry City.

Despite Graham Alexander’s side already securing a place in the play-offs, they will be aiming for another three points to make it five successive league victories.



Alexander says Scott Wiseman (knee) is likely to miss this weekend's clash, but is hopeful he'll be fit for the play-offs.

Jordan Clarke and Levi Sutton have trained all week and could be in contention to step in for the full-back.

Matt Crooks (knee), Luke Daniels (ribs), Charlie Goode (ankle) and Tom Hopper (shin) will miss the rest of the season. 



Josh Morris’ finish earned United all three points at the Ricoh Arena earlier on in the campaign.

Paddy Madden had the away side’s best opportunity of the opening period, but he could only fire straight at Lee Burge on the volley.

Ten minutes prior to the interval Daniel Agyei squandered a superb opportunity as he fired over without making Luke Daniels work.

United got their breakthrough on 10 minutes after the restart though and, after good play from Madden down the left flank, the Irishman crossed for Morris who was on hand to smash home at the near post.

It looked very much like Coventry were certain to level things up through Jamie Sterry, whose back post attempt seemed to be goal-bound, but Conor Townsend somehow managed to block the effort as the visitors held out for victory. 



SEASON / DATE
COMPETITION
RESULT
IRON SCORERS
2016-17 - Sat 11 Nov
2015-16 - Sat 30 Jan
LG 1
LG 1
Coventry 0-1 Iron
Coventry 1-2 Iron
Morris
Hopper, Wallace
2015-16 - Sat 12 Sep
LG 1
Iron 1-0 Coventry
Madden
2014-15 - Tue 10 Feb
LG 1
Coventry 1-1 Iron
McSheffrey
2014-15 - Tue 16 Sep
LG 1
Iron 2-1 Coventry
Madden, Taylor
2012-13 - Sat 9 Mar
LG 1
Iron 1-2 Coventry
Sodje
2012-13 - Sat 10 Nov
LG 1
Coventry 1-2 Iron
Clarke 2
2010-11 - Fri 22 Apr
CHAMP
Coventry 1-1 Iron
Nunez
2010-11 - Sat 27 Nov
CHAMP
Iron 0-2 Coventry

2009-10 - Sat 27 Feb
CHAMP
Coventry 2-1 Iron
McCann
2009-10 - Sun 6 Dec
CHAMP
Iron 1-0 Coventry
Hooper
2007-08 - Sat 1 Mar
CHAMP
Iron 2-1 Coventry
Paterson, Cork
2007-08 - Sat 27 Nov
CHAMP
Coventry 1-1 Iron
Cork


Our full record against Coventry is as follows:


PW
D
L
F
A
Home
6
4
0
2
7
6
Away
7
33
1

7
TOTAL
13
73
3
16 
13



George Thomas has scored nine times for the Sky Blues so far this season, in what has been a real breakthrough campaign for the Welshman.

A graduate of the Coventry academy, Thomas has featured on 35 occasions throughout 2016-17, scoring in their Checkatrade Trophy triumph over Oxford United at Wembley.



SATURDAY
AFC Wimbledon v Oldham Athletic (12:00)
Bolton Wanderers v Peterborough United (12:00)
Bristol Rovers v Millwall (12:00)
Charlton Athletic v Swindon Town (12:00)
Fleetwood Town v Port Vale (12:00)
Northampton Town v Gillingham (12:00)
Oxford United v Shrewsbury Town (12:00)
Rochdale v Bradford City (12:00)
Sheffield United v Chesterfield (12:00)
Southend United v Bury (12:00)
Walsall v Milton Keynes Dons (12:00)



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