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Hussey: Misses out against Saints

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Coventry host league leaders Southampton boasting the same squad who went down 3-0 at Millwall on Tuesday.

Full-back Chris Hussey missed the heavy loss at The Den with a foot injury sustained last weekend against Doncaster and he will again watch from the stands, although the 22-year-old is likely to be fit when City resume matters following the forthcoming international break.

Promising midfielder Gael Bigirimana serves the third and final match of his ban for the red card received against Burnley.

Defenders Martin Cranie (ribs) and Jordan Clarke are back in training but the visit of Nigel Adkins' Southampton comes too soon.

The Sky Blues, third-bottom in the Championship and with just two wins all season, face a tough afternoon against a Saints side who are five points clear of the rest at the summit and have been beaten just twice this term, although both of those losses have come on the road.

Leaders Southampton have no fresh injury worries ahead of the trip.

Sky Blues old boys Danny Fox and Jack Cork are pushing to return to the starting line-up after both were rested for Tuesday night's win over Peterborough.

Fox was replaced by Dan Harding at left-back while Cork came on as a late substitute for in-form midfielder Richard Chaplow.

Striker Lee Barnard is fit after his long-term ankle problem but has yet to feature in the league so far this term.

Defenders Radhi Jaidi (knee) and Dan Seaborne (head) are therefore the only injury absentees.

Saints are now five points clear at the top of the table but are without a win on the road since August.

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Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Derby 13 13 26
2 Watford 13 11 25
3 M'boro 13 7 23
4 Wolves 13 5 23
5 Norwich 13 10 22
6 N Forest 13 9 22
7 Charlton 13 4 22
8 B'mouth 13 6 21
9 Ipswich 13 4 20
10 Cardiff 13 2 19
11 Blackburn 13 -1 19
12 Brentford 13 -1 19
13 Sheff Wed 13 0 18
14 Rotherham 13 -3 16
15 Leeds 13 -3 16
16 Huddsf'ld 13 -6 16
17 Reading 13 -8 15
18 Millwall 13 -3 14
19 Wigan 13 -2 12
20 Brighton 13 -3 12
21 Birm'ham 13 -8 11
22 Fulham 13 -9 11
23 Bolton 13 -13 8
24 Blackpool 13 -11 6

Updated Wed, 22 Oct 2014

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