Tomorrow afternoon the Addicks return to The Valley after two games away to take on The Sky Blues of Coventry, a team that has a lot in common with us regarding bad owners.
Going in to this match Coventry are the team that have come out on top for most of the games we have endured. Coventry sit with 13 wins whilst we have won 11 and drawn 13 competing in a total on 37 games. In the last 30 years the Sky Blues have only beaten us 3 times as Charlton have managed to win 4 times.
The last time we played Coventry it was at the Ricoh Arena on the 14th of April 2017 in a game which saw Coventry being relegated after a 1-1 draw, although that was not the main attraction. During the game pigs were thrown on the pitch by both sets of fans in protest against Roland Duchatelet and Sisu after single handily destroying their clubs, something us and Coventry know all too well.
Let’s take a look at Coventry
Nickname-The Sky Blues
Ground-The Ricoh Arena(32,609)
Top scorer-Jonson Clarke-Harris(2)
Coventry were in the top tier of English football from 1967 to 2001 after being relegated from the Premier League. The youth academy at Coventry has produced players such as Daniel Sturridge and Callum Wilson who both play in the Premier League.
Looking in to team news and let’s start things off with the Sky Blues, Brandon Mason is back in training but he will not feature against the Addicks. Defender Dom Hyam is a doubt for 3 o’clock kick off, whilst Defender Junior Brown is also in the same boat. Conor Chaplin may start as fellow forward Max Biamou is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury. Jodi Jones might not be in squad for Saturday after playing for the U23s in midweek.
With our team news Billy Clark who sustained an ACL injury in December is back in full contact training, however until he plays some U23s games he will not be featuring in the first-team line up.
Krytian Bielik is back but he is a real doubt to start the game so we will see him on the bench.
Nottingham Forest Loanee Jamie Ward is also back in full contact training and could feature on Saturday. Lewis Page has picked up an injury after the 5-3 defeat to Scunthorpe but it’s not clear exactly what he has injured, but it is something to do with his groin.
This game should not be a hard one seeing the amount of quality we have in our squad compared to them, however I do think we will have to come back from a goal down to win this one so I’m going 3-1 to the Addicks with Taylor getting his second in as many games.
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