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The Opposition Guide: Coventry City

16 October 2015

A Look At Saturday's Opponents

Blackpool head to The Ricoh Arena to face Coventry City for the first time since September 2011 tomorrow. All you need to know about the opposition can be found below.


Former Middlesbrough defender Tony Mowbray agreed a new two-year deal with Coventry City in May, on the back of a short-term agreement signed two months prior. He replaced Steven Pressley as manager of The Sky Blues and steered the club to safety last season.

Mowbray, who has previously managed Hibernian, Celtic and Middlesbrough, guided West Brom to Premier League promotion in 2008.


Coventry currently sit fifth in League One following seven victories this season, including back-to-back wins in their last two outings. The Sky Blues are three points off the top - with a game in hand - and unbeaten on home soil since the new campaign started.


Jacob Murphy is one of two former Blackpool loan players to feature regularly for Coventry City this season.

The winger, 20, has made 11 appearances in all competitions for the club since joining on a season-long switch from Norwich City.

Midfielder John Fleck, who had a brief stint with Blackpool while at Rangers, has started every game this season for The Sky Blues.


Striker Adam Armstrong has made an immediate impact since joining the club on loan from Newcastle United in the summer.

The 18-year-old leads the way in the League One goalscoring charts with eight so far, including three braces.

Named Sky Bet League One Player of the Month for August, Armstrong has just returned from England under-19 international duty.


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