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PREVIEW: COVENTRY CITY (A)

14 December 2020

All you need to know ahead of Wednesday night’s game

- Preview to Town’s match against Coventry City
- A look at Mark Robins’ key men
- Watch the game on iFollow HTAFC

Huddersfield Town will be looking to get back to winning ways in the Sky Bet Championship when they face Coventry City at St. Andrew’s on Wednesday 16 December 2020; 8pm kick-off.

The Terriers go into the midweek clash off the back of a disappointing performance against AFC Bournemouth.

Despite that result, Carlos Corberán’s side has won three of its last five games!

THE OPPOSITION

Coventry City topped the 2019/20 Sky Bet League 1 table picking up 67 points from 34 games, which ended their eight-year spell away from the second-tier of English football.

Mark Robins’ side will host Town sat in 18th in the Sky Bet Championship after collating 21 points; that’s three less that the Terriers.

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They come into this game, though, unbeaten in seven matches – winning three and drawing four.

It’s also at St. Andrew’s, the ground they’re currently sharing with Birmingham City, where they’ve been strongest! They have won four of their five matches this season on home soil and have the ninth best form in the league at home.

FORM GUIDE

As mentioned above, the Sky Blues are in a good vein of form at the moment as they’re unbeaten in their last seven games.

They come into this match off the back of a 2-1 win away at Wycombe Wanderers.

At St. Andrew’s they’ve picked up 11 points from their last five matches and haven’t been beaten on home soil since 24 October 2020.

Town, on the other hand, come into this game off a disappointing result against AFC Bournemouth.

The Terriers’ last away win came right at the end of October against Millwall and have picked up eight points on their travels this season.

ONES TO WATCH

Sam McCallum

20-year-old left-back Sam McCallum started his career in non-league with Herne Bay before moving to Coventry City. He was picked up by the Sky Blues after being in Jamie Vardy’s V9 Academy.

After impressing for the Sky Blues, he joined Norwich City before being immediately loaned back for the remainder of the 2019/20 campaign.

He is now in his second loan spell with Coventry City and has been a regular for Mark Robins this season.

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Gustavo Hamer

Brazilian defensive midfielder Gustavo Hamer has been Coventry’s stand-out player so far during the 2020/21 campaign.

The 23-year-old came through the youth ranks at Feyenoord before making the switch to fellow Eredivisie side PEC Zwolle.

He joined Coventry this summer and has bagged three goals this season, alongside setting one up for his teammates.

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Tyler Walker

The 24-year-old striker joined Coventry this summer from Nottingham Forest and has scored three goals so far this season.

The pacey, athletic forward came through the Tricky Trees’ Academy and has been on six loan spells, alongside featuring for the East Midlands club, before joining the Sky Blues.

Walker’s last two Sky Bet Championship goals have both come at St. Andrew’s!

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PREVIOUS ENCOUNTERS

Remarkably, Town and Coventry have only met 15 times in all competitions!

The Terriers edge the all-time record in the fixture, winning eight of the matchups between the sides, to Coventry’s five, since the first competitive meeting back in November 1919.

The last time the two sides met was all the way back in August 1977 when Town lost 2-0 in the League Cup. The pair haven’t met in the league since April 1972!

ACTION ELSEWHERE

Our match is one of six games on Wednesday night. Here’s the full list of games:

Wednesday 16 December 2020

Derby County vs Swansea City - 5.30pm
Cardiff City vs Birmingham City - 7pm
Middlesbrough vs Luton Town – 7pm
Blackburn Rovers vs Rotherham United – 7.45pm
Reading vs Norwich City – 8pm

TEAM NEWS

Carlos Corberán will give an update on his side’s fitness in his press conference on Tuesday 15 December 2020.

KIT

Town will be sporting the red away kit against Coventry City with the Kirkwood Hospice logo on the front – CLICK HERE to get yours!

HOW TO WATCH

With the game being played behind-closed-doors, Town Season Card holders will be able to watch the match for FREE on iFollow HTAFC!

The match is also available on Sky Sports Arena.

If you haven’t got Sky Sports and aren’t a Season Card Holder, then you can purchase a match pass for £10!


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