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Coventry City vs. Crystal Palace

Ricoh Arena

26 December


Palace preview

A resurgent Crystal Palace are the visitors to Coventry on Boxing Day with Iain Dowie desperate for a win over his former club to stop the Sky Blues sliding down the table.

Vital Quotes: Iain Dowie

'There was no tempo and it was probably the worst performance of my tenure,' he said after the defeat by Blackpool.

Coventry City Team News:

Kevin Kyle will be suspended after his red card against Blackpool while Leon Best and Michael Hughes are injury worries.

Player to watch: Leon McKenzie

Hoping to return after injury and grab that elusive 100th career goal.

Crystal Palace Team News:

Neil Warnock is unlikely to tinker too much with a side that has gone 10 unbeaten.

Player to watch: James Scowcroft

The former City man netted against Plymouth on Saturday.

Match Facts & Stats

A 4-2 home defeat by Palace last season all but spelled the end for Micky Adams.

Ref Watch:

Keith Stroud of Hampshire takes charge.

Next Fixtures:

Ipswich at home for the Sky Blues, a trip to former club Sheffield United for Neil Warnock.

The Journalist

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Date:Tuesday December 25 2007

Time: 6:46PM


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