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PREVIEW | Coventry City v Yeovil Town

Town start April in the West Midlands

1 April 2018

Goalscorer Rhys Browne escapes the challenge of Coventry City Liam Kelly PPAUK

The Glovers head to the West Midlands on Easter Monday looking to record the double over Coventry.

Rhys Browne and Olufela Olomola were on target back in August at Huish Park to record a 2-0 win over Mark Robins' side, something Town will look to repeat at Ricoh Arena.

Both sides will look different to the starting XI's that walked out in the opening month of the season, but both will be looking to continue good form. 

Darren Way's side are looking to move three games unbeaten after being out of action since the 17th March, whilst the Sky Blues haven't suffered defeat in their last seven outings.

Postponements to the last two Yeovil fixtures means the Green & Whites will be keen to add points to the board, with only five injured absentees. 

Artur Krysiak, Nathan Smith, James Bailey, Dan Alfei (all knee) and Jake Gray (ankle) will miss the trip to the Midlands, whilst Bevis Mugabi, Rhys Browne, Corey Whelan and Shaun Donnellan can all travel following international duty. 

For Coventry, they'll be looking to improve on their 1-1 draw at Newport on Good Friday, with Marc McNulty (21 goals) their most obvious threat.

Head-to-head
The Easter meeting will be the seventh encounter between the two sides.

Town have lost just once to the Sky Blues, boasting four wins which includes a 1-0 win at the Ricoh Arena in the promotion-winning campaign of 2012/13 when Paddy Madden was on target.

Yeovil's win back in August was the first time a match between the two sides was won by more than one goal.

Officials
Eddie Ilderton (Tyne & Wear) will be the man in the middle.

It will be his first match involving Town since last April, when he oversaw Grimsby's 4-2 win at Blundell Park.

Mr Ilderton will be assisted by Marvyn Amphlett (Worcestershire) and Andrew Aylott (Bedfordshire) with Mark Cunliffe (Merseyside) acting as fourth official.

Coverage
On matchday, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC's official Twitter account and live matchday centre.

If you’re unable to attend the game, live audio commentary is available via the iFollow Glovers service, with the monthly and season subscriptions offering full-match replays from Sunday. 

A full match report will follow on YTFC.net at full time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after.   


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