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Match Preview: Coventry City v Bristol Rovers

16 August 2019

The lowdown on Saturday's Sky Bet League One encounter.

Rovers head to face Coventry City at the Sky Blues' temporary home at St Andrew's on Saturday, looking to take forward the positivity gained by a 3-0 win over Cheltenham Town in the Carabao Cup.

Last weekend Rovers were held at home against Wycombe, while Coventry picked a point with the same scoreline away at Bolton Wanderers. 

Over 1,000 Rovers fans are set to make the trip to the Midlands for the fixture, as Graham Coughlan's side begin a busy period of games, with five matches in fourteen days.

Coach's Preview: First-team coach Kevin Maher was on press duties on Friday morning and spoke about how Rovers can build on Tuesday's win by taking the momentum gained during that comprehensive victory over Cheltenham Town in midweek and also touched on how he's is enjoying life at the Gas since arriving as part of Graham Coughlan's staff in the summer.

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Pre-Match: Kevin Maher on Coventry City

Player's Preview: Liam Sercombe also sat down with the local press at the training ground to offer his view on Saturday's encounter, as the midfielder recalled fond memories of playing at St Andrew's.

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Pre-Match: Liam Sercombe on Coventry City

Opposition: Coventry are unbeaten in their three outings so far this campaign. Mark Robins side started the season with a 1-0 win over Southend United and last weekend, against a young Bolton Wanderers side, they played out a goalless draw. In midweek, the Sky Blues recorded a win over Exeter City in the Carabao Cup, setting up a second-round tie against Premier League outfit, Watford. In the transfer market, Coventry acquired the services of ex-Peterborough striker Matt Godden in the summer, with the forward hitting the net for his new club for the first time during Tuesday's win over Exeter City.

Last Encounter: Rovers travelled to face Coventry at Rioch in April with the game ending goalless. Tom Davies was in the ranks for the Sky Blues that day. In the reverse fixture last season, Rovers secured a 3-1 win over the Sky Blues at the Mem, with goals from Gavin Reilly, Ollie Clarke and Tom Lockyer. 

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Match Highlights: Bristol Rovers 3-1 Coventry City

Travel and Ticket Information: Tickets will be available on the day, though it should be noted this transaction will be cash only. Ticket prices are £20 for adults, £15 for Seniors, £15 for young adults, Students and Members of the Armed Forces £15 and £10 for under 18's. @awaygamesinfo have compiled a handy guide to what supporters can do in and around St Andrews, which can be found HERE

Keep Up to Date with iFollow: iFollow Gas will help you keep track of the action as it unfolds this season with a number of different packages available. Subscribers based in the UK can listen to live commentary as the action unfolds at St Andrew's - with an audio season pass priced at £45 or a monthly audio pass costing £4.49. A new package available is the one-match audio pass, which is priced at £2.50. If you are based outside the UK then you can purchase a match pass for £5 to watch the live match live. To browse the match pass packages, please click HERE.


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