Bristol Rovers take on Sky Bet League Two side Coventry City at Memorial stadium
within the second spherical of the FA Cup on Wednesday 14th January, kick-off 7:45 pm.
For fans of most clubs, the FA Cup Cup is AN completely pointless exercise unless you reach the latter stages of the competition and suddenly, a Wembley final looms into reading.
That’s actually been our viewpoint over the past few years.
After all, drawing the likes of Southampton, Plucky very little Bournemouth and Reading within the competition is concerning as exciting as having a passageway.
But not this year. For once, the draw has to return up trumps ANd given America a road game we are able to all drag.
Bristol Rovers away is that the type of fixture that may rekindle the love for AN otherwise valueless trophy.
Why? Well, Bristol is one amongst the best drinking cities within the country for starters.
Games with Rovers invariably appear to possess lots of goals and even additional recreation so there’s the prospect of seeing variety of fringe
and development squad players showing in an exceedingly competitive game beneath Graham Potter for the primary time.
Oh, ANd Chris McPhee once scored an overhead kick at the Memorial Stadium in an exceedingly League game.
We’ll invariably love the place, only for that truth.
Coventry City vs Bristol Rovers Team News
During his time at Swansea City, Potter took the fa Cup seriously however couldn’t provide a toss concerning the League Cup.
What will that mean for his team selection? We’d expect eleven changes anyway,
however, it would mean he’s additionally inclined to administer beneath 23s an opportunity instead of risking his fringe players.
That could be excellent news for the likes of Aaron Connolly, Tudor Balta, and Taylor Richards.
As for alternative possible starters, Jurgen Locadia may get the prospect to place AN completely atrocious twenty minutes in Saturday’s defeat to Southampton behind him
and that we may get our 1st glimpses of Adam Webster and Aaron Mooy from the beginning.
Most intriguing although are what happens with Alireza Jahanbakhsh.
The Argus reportable last week that Potter was considering attempting to convert the Iranian into a wing back as backup for Martin Montoya.
Given that we have a tendency to were perpetually told that Jahanbakhsh looked, therefore, rubbish last season as a result of Chris Hughton wouldn’t let him attack,
victimization him in an exceeding position which needs even additional defensive sounds like a fairly daring move.
wherever Jahanbakhsh starts can offer a sign of what Potter is getting to do with him going forward.
Coventry City vs Bristol Rovers Head-to-head
The most astonishing thing about the fixture is the number of goals it’s produced, averaging over four per game from the 141 meetings to date.
Overall, the clubs are locked on 59 wins apiece with 35 draws.
We’ve already touched upon Rovers’ record in the League Cup of beating the Albion when a lower division club,
which has happened in 1972, 1983 and 2004. That puts them on four wins to Brighton’s two in this competition.
TV channel and live stream information
The match will be shown live on Sky Sports’ Premier League and Main Event channels,
and is available via Now TV with a day pass on offer for £8.99. Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via
SkyGo and the SkyGo app.
You can also follow all the action from Old Trafford with our Manchester correspondent James Robson.
Coventry City vs Bristol Rovers
7:45pm Tuesday 14th January
St. Andrew’s Stadium