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Preview: Coventry City

23 July 2021

Match Previews

Preview: Coventry City

23 July 2021

The Jonny-Rocks Stadium plays host to Championship opposition for the second time in a week on Saturday when Coventry City are the visitors (kick-off: 3pm).

It promises to be another testing afternoon of football against a team from the level above after Birmingham City's visit last weekend.

For Michael Duff it's another important fixture in his team's warm up for the new League One campaign.

Tickets for the match are available to buy in advance online. Save £2 by buying before midnight on Friday. You can buy online on matchday or from the ticket office in person.

The game is the first to be played at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium since the 19 July change in covid restrictions, though the club are still asking fans to be considerate towards fellow supporters and in certain areas of the stadium.

Opposition

It's pre-season fixture number two for Coventry on Saturday. They've just returned from a pre-season training camp in Spain where they took on La Liga giants Sevilla, losing 4-0 against Los Nervionenses.

Mark Robins' side are preparing for their second consecutive campaign in the Championship having achieved a 16th place finish last term following their promotion as League One champions during the 2019/20 campaign on points per game.

This summer they've added more experience to their ranks bringing in Martyn Waghorn, goalkeeper Simon Moore and Bright Enobakhare who has been playing most recently in the Indian Super League.

They are new faces in a squad that already includes the experience of Kyle McFadzean at the back, midfielders Jamie Allen, Gustavo Hamer and youth product Jordan Shipley, and front men Tyler Walker and Viktor Gyökeres, the Swedish international.

One of the biggest pluses for Saturday's opposition going into the new season is the return to Coventry. They will be back playing at the newly titled Coventry Building Society Arena in the forthcoming campaign having groundshared last season at Birmingham City's St Andrew's.

Match information

Tickets for the match are available to buy online. Buy before midnight to save £2 on the cost of your ticket.

The Jonny-Rocks Stadium is going cashless this season, so you won't be able to pay for a ticket on the turnstiles. If you'd like to pay on the day you can visit the ticket office, however please be aware that you may need to queue.

Tickets that have been pre-ordered online can be collected from a signed-posted collection point in the car park at the stadium upon arrival.

The ticket office and ticket collections will begin at 12.30pm, while the club shop will also open at this time with a certain number of customers allowed in at any one time.

Card payments are preferred due to covid-19 however if necessary you can pay with cash. 

Though it is no longer mandatory to wear a face covering, the club are asking fans if they can do so when ordering drinks at the bar in the Robins Nest. They will not be needed when sitting down at tables in the venue.

Supporters are also asked if they can wear their face covering when moving around the stadium to their seats and standing positions, but they are not required to be worn during the game or when in your position in the stadium.

Match programme

The club have produced a 'three-in-one' programme for the three home pre-season fixtures.

You can buy the programme from around the stadium and it features a number of interviews, plus the pre-season thoughts of Michael Duff, as we head into the new campaign.

Coverage

Keep up to date with events in the club's latest friendly by following @CTFCofficial on Twitter for updates.

Post-match make a visit to the club website to read a match report and for reaction to the game, which will be available on both the website and on iFollow.


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