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Blackpool visit to test Sky Blues squad

It's two games in four days for Coventry City when they entertain Blackpool on Tuesday night at the Ricoh Arena, following on from the entertaining 1-1 draw against Reading from which Lukas Jutkiewicz's last-gasp penalty miss will still be on the minds of most Sky Blues' supporters.

Andy Thorn's small squad will be tested to the full by the return of a midweek programme to the Championship. City's defence again performed well on Saturday and further forward there were pleasing displays from Conor Thomas, Gary McSheffrey and the tireless Jutkiewicz.

The manager's options remain limited if he chooses to freshen things up but one potential change could be to bring Gary Deegan back into the fray after a long-term injury cut short the promising start he had made to his Sky Blues' career.

'potential'

Deegan made the bench on Saturday and could be an option given the potential make-up of the Blackpool midfield.

The Tangerines, a Premier League side last season, have experience aplenty in the shape of Barry Ferguson and Keith Southern together with tricky wideman and a top-class striker in Kevin Phillips.

Given how City struggled last week against an Ipswich side with a similar look to it, a more destructive type of player in their own midfield may be needed to stop Thorn's side being overrun.




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Date:Sunday September 25 2011

Time: 8:11PM

Your Comments

I thought at times on the first half against Reading our defending was a bit last-gasp and that can come from the midfielders breaking through. We couldn't cope with it against Ipswich and Blackpool do have plenty of quality in that area. For me Deegan to come in for either Thomas or Bell would be a good change.
CET Stander
I thought at times on the first half against Reading our defending was a bit last-gasp and that can come from the midfielders breaking through. We couldn't cope with it against Ipswich and Blackpool do have plenty of quality in that area. For me Deegan to come in for either Thomas or Bell would be a good change.
CET Stander
The Juke will have to run himself into the ground again for us to have a chance. McDonald needs chances in and around the box but he's not going to link the play in the way that King did at the end of last season. Maybe he'll start with Platt and Jutkiewicz?
houchen
The Juke will have to run himself into the ground again for us to have a chance. McDonald needs chances in and around the box but he's not going to link the play in the way that King did at the end of last season. Maybe he'll start with Platt and Jutkiewicz?
houchen
 

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