Coventry v Rotherham preview

Date published: Monday 24th August 2015 1:55

Coventry v Rotherham preview

Influential striker Leon Clarke is a major doubt for Coventry’s home clash against Rotherham.
The 12-goal frontman is struggling with hip/thigh problems and will be assessed ahead of the clash as the Sky Blues look to bounce back from Saturday’s surprise 5-1 mauling at the hands of lowly Tranmere.
Midfielder Adam Barton definitely misses out against the Millers having been forced off in the second half at the weekend with a knee injury, while defender Jordan Willis (knee) also remains sidelined.
But City are boosted by the return of midfielder Conor Thomas after a one-match suspension.
Rotherham have a potential shortage of strikers ahead of their trip to Coventry.
Alex Revell was taken off during Saturday’s disappointing 0-0 draw with Carlisle with a knock and is rated as doubtful while on-loan Tom Eaves has been recalled by parent-club Bolton.
That could mean Nouha Dicko gets a start in attack alongside Matt Tubbs, meaning there could be no recognised strikers in reserve.
Mark Bradley, who was originally expected to be fit for this clash, is still struggling with a groin problem and will play no part, while David Worrall (virus) is still not ready.

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