It was an enforced one, Josh Earl coming into the side to replace the injured Patrick Bauer.
Bauer hurt his hip during thr 0-0 draw with Nottingham Forest last Tuesday night and it was Earl who came off the bench to take his place.
Earl's inclusion sees Andrew Hughes move from left wing-back into the back three alongside Liam Lindsay and Sepp van den Berg.
On the bench there was a place for Bambo Diaby, his third time in the matchday squad.
Coventry: Moore, Hyam, Rose, Clarke-Slater, Kane Sheaf, Hamer, Maatsen, O'Hare, Waghorn, Gyokeres. Subs: Wilson, McFadzean, Allen, Dabo, Shipley, Bidwell, Tavares.
PNE: Iversen, Van den Berg, Lindsay, Hughes, Whiteman, Potts, Browne, Johnson, Earl, Archer, Evans. Subs: Ripley, McCann, Rafferty, Ledson, Riis, Sinclar, Diaby
Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire)