Coventry v Tranmere preview

Team news for Wednesday's League One clash between Coventry and Tranmere at the Ricoh Arena.

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Bailey: Doubtful for Sky Blues

Bailey: Doubtful for Sky Blues

James Bailey continues to be an injury doubt for Coventry.

The midfielder missed Sunday's 1-0 defeat at Carlisle having picked up a knock in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy area semi-final victory over Preston last Thursday night.

He will again be assessed as the Sky Blues aim to bounce back from the disappointment at Brunton Park.

Manager Mark Robins, who is not expected to have any other injury concerns, branded his side's display "rubbish" so changes could be on the cards.

Left-back Blair Adams plays the final game of his current loan spell although Coventry are working hard on extending his stay.

City are 13th in the league and know victory against Rovers, who have won their last four league matches, would put them within three points of the play-off places.

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro and Abdulai Bell-Baggie are pushing for involvement after the Tranmere attacking duo completed their rehabilitation from injury ahead of schedule.

Forward Akpa Akpro came off the bench to make his first appearance since suffering a broken metatarsal in October as the league leaders overcame Crawley 2-0.

Former Rotherham winger Bell-Baggie did not make it on against the Red Devils but the lateral knee ligament victim was an unused substitute, featuring in the matchday squad for the first time in two months.

"You now look around at the bench and you've got options," boss Ronnie Moore told BBC Radio Merseyside.

"It's great when you know you've got players of quality that can hurt teams."

Moore's remaining injury absentee is skipper James Wallace, who has been out since the start of December with medial knee ligament damage.

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League One Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
12:15
Leyton Or v Wolves
15:00
Crewe v Colchester
MK Dons v Brentford
Notts Co v Crawley
Oldham v Coventry
Peterboro v Carlisle
Preston v Shrewsbury
Rotherham v Port Vale
Stevenage v Bristol C
Swindon v Bradford

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 43 53 96
2 Brentford 43 30 90
3 Leyton Or 43 38 80
4 Rotherham 43 26 79
5 Preston 43 22 79
6 Peterboro 43 9 67
7 Swindon 43 6 63
8 Port Vale 43 -12 60
9 Sheff Utd 42 0 59
10 MK Dons 43 0 58
11 Walsall 43 2 57
12 Crawley 42 -4 55
13 Bradford 43 2 53
14 Bristol C 43 1 53
15 Gillingham 43 -17 51
16 Oldham 42 -10 50
17 Coventry 43 -2 49
18 Colchester 43 -12 46
19 Tranmere 43 -24 46
20 Crewe 43 -27 46
21 Carlisle 42 -26 44
22 Notts Co 43 -16 43
23 Shrewsbury 43 -16 41
24 Stevenage 43 -23 39

Updated Sat, 19 Apr 2014

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