As it happened: Coventry City 1-1 Preston North End

Preston North End travel to Coventry City in the Championship, kick off at 3pm.

By Tom Sandells
Saturday, 26th February 2022, 1:22 pm
Updated Saturday, 26th February 2022, 5:04 pm

We'll have all the build up and action throughout the afternoon so make sure to keep an eye on this page and keep checking back.

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Coventry City's home at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

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Last updated: Saturday, 26 February, 2022, 15:40

Coventry City are defying expectations in the Championship this season as Preston North End arrive

Coventry City are defying expectations this season as they look firmly in the hunt for the play-offs.

In only their second season in the Championship, since securing their last promotion to this level, the Sky Blues could end up with something to say about who gets promoted to the Premier League.

They were early pace-setters this season and have largely kept up with their impressive start.

They are currently ninth in the table but are just three points from being back in the play-off places and have won three of their last four games.

Preston North End manager Ryan Lowe is under no illusions about the test that Coventry present to his side and is full of respect for Saturday’s hosts.

He said: “Coventry are in form, they are a good team, playing some good stuff.

“They score plenty of goals, they concede goals like a lot of teams do.”

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Mark Robins won’t like playing PNE

Mark Robins won’t be looking forward to PNE if his history against the Lilywhites is anything to go by.

He has lost his last four games against North End, but was unbeaten in his first five.

PNE are looking to make it three wins in a row away at Coventry, for the first time.

PNE Starting XI: Iversen, van den Berg, Lindsay, Hughes, Potts, Whiteman, Johnson, Browne, Earl, Evans, Archer.

PNE Subs: Ripley, Rafferty, Diaby, Ledson, McCann, Sinclair, Riis.

Ryan Lowe makes one change to the side that drew 0-0 with Nottingham Forest, Patrick Bauer drops out of the squad and Josh Earl starts, Bambo Diaby takes a place on the bench.

Big chance for Josh Earl

There have been question marks over the left back in recent weeks as he cuts inside and doesn’t attack the touchline, but should he turn that around today it could be a big run in for the academy product.

Some of the travelling contingent are in position, it is filling up and getting louder but there is only more to come.

Both sides are out for the start of the game!

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