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FA Cup 3rd Round Match Preview: Coventry City

2 January 2020

We preview the next round of the FA Cup, seeing the Gas take on fellow League One outfit, Coventry City...

The Gas host their first home tie of 2020 with an FA Cup 3rd Round fixture against Coventry City.

A sticky patch of late has left the Gas without a win since their dramatic day out in Ipswich in mid-December, but this is largely due to weary bodies in the Rovers squad, with a number of players having to dig in through this festive period due to a series of injuries.

Rovers now look to this weekend to progress in the FA Cup and bounce back from a 3-0 loss on New Year's Day. They face a Coventry City flying high in the league at the moment.

Manager's Preview: Garner spoke to the press on Saturday ahead of his side's 3rd Round tie the following day...

Player's Preview: Liam Sercombe also caught up with the media on Saturday, looking forward to playing Coventry as well as offering a reflection on the previous week.

Opposition: Mark Robins' side have been in fantastic form over the festive period, which can largely be credited to the scintillating form of Matt Godden, who has scored six goals in just two games - a 4-1 victory on New Year's Day over Tranmere, and a superb display against league leaders Wycombe Wanders on the 29th to win by the same scoreline. All this leaves the Sky Blues in 3rd place.

In terms of the FA Cup, Coventry, like Rovers, needed a replay in the 2nd Round to get through, as they drew 1-1 with Ipswich Town before dispatching them 2-1 at Portman Road in the replay.

Tickets: Pay on the day will be available on Sunday. Click on the link below for the full details, including ticket prices.


Emirates FA Cup Third Round Ticket Info

Last Encounter: The two sides met early on in the season at St Andrew's, in a game that swung on the referee's decision to rule out what would have been Tom Davies' first goal for the Gas in the 2nd half which would've drawn things level. In the end, Rovers were put to bed with 10 minutes left, as Kastaneer made it 2-0.

Betting: You can back Rovers to progress at 6/5 - with a 1-0 Rovers in priced at 10/1. To bet with Sky Bet please click HERE - please gamble responsibly. 

How to Follow the Game: To find out about the available iFollow packages and to see which games are available in your location on the service please click HERE

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