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Coventry City vs. Leicester City

Ricoh Arena

18th August 2006


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City aim to win over fans

Against the backdrop of two straight away defeats and the sale of Gary McSheffrey to Birmingham City, the Sky Blues need a win against local rivals Leicester on Friday to kickstart their season and to stop the discontent over Macca's departure from simmering over.

Vital Quotes:

Coventry City managing director Paul Fletcher: 'I understand why some fans are very, very angry at the situation (the sale of McSheffrey) but in the course of any season players come in and players go out.

'All we can ask is that people judge us on our league position at the end of the season.'

Leicester assistant manager Mike Stowell: 'Two games ago, Coventry were destined for the play-offs, we were all doom and gloom and now we are above them.

'That is what this league is about, 46 battles, 46 scraps, and it is never won over the first three weeks.'

Coventry City Team News:

Jay Tabb is set to join David McNamee, Robert Page and Adam Virgo on the sidelines through injury.

McSheffrey's departure could see Colin Cameron handed his first start in a City shirt.

Player to watch: Stern John

John impressed against Sunderland but missed a number of decent chances against Southampton and Cardiff.

With McSheffrey gone the goalscoring responsibilities fall firmly on his shoulders.

Leicester City Team News:

Danny Tiatto is responding well to treatment on a thigh strain picked up against Ipswich Town last week and may make the game.

Foxes boss Rob Kelly must decide whether to stick with Elvis Hammond up front or recall Iain Hume after he came on as a sub and scored last weekend.

Player to watch: Matty Fryatt

The Nuneaton-born striker impressed after his move to Leicester from Walsall last season and will be looking to notch his first goal of the season on Friday.

Match Facts & Stats

Last season's meeting at the Ricoh Arena was an unexciting end-of-season affair that ended 1-1 after two early goals.

Next Fixtures:

It's Carling Cup action for both sides next week. City are away to Hereford United while Leicester take on Macclesfield at home.

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Date:Thursday August 17 2006

Time: 10:50AM


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