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Allen out- 3-4-1-2: Coventry City’s expected XI to face Blackburn

The FLW expects that Mark Robins’ XI will play Blackburn at the CBS Arena.

Coventry had failed to find its groove in the early stages of the season, despite a number of personnel changes in the off-season.

After a disappointing and draw-filled start to the season, Mark Robins‘ team earned their first victory in seven games and their first away victory of the season against QPR on Saturday.

Ellis Simms finally broke his duck with a brace, and a curling Josh Eccles effort sandwiched between the two had the travelling supporters in high spirits as they returned to the West Midlands. Robins’ attention will shift to Wednesday night’s match against Blackburn Rovers, and FLW predicts the Sky Blues’ XI for this upcoming fixture.


Ben Wilson
Wilson is, without a doubt, one of the first names on Robins‘ teamsheet, despite just maintaining one clean sheet this season.

His most notable moment in Coventry colours came the last time these two sides met, when he equalised in the 95th minute at Ewood Park.

Bobby Thomas

Thomas, who returned to the starting lineup in last week’s dismal home stalemate with Huddersfield Town, appears poised to continue on the right side of Robins’ back three formation.

 Kyle McFadzean

McFadzean remains an ever-present and dependable leader for Coventry under Mark Robins.

The 36-year-old’s sole concern so far this season is that a potential booking in this game would leave him one game shy of a one-game suspension, which would not help Coventry’s cause.

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Coventry City

 Luis Binks

The 22-year-old has started all four of Coventry’s previous games and will do so again against Blackburn.

On Saturday, Binks also scored his first goal for the Sky Blues, flicking Jay DaSilva’s free kick across for Ellis Simms to open the scoring.

Joel Latibeaudiere

In the absence of Milan van Ewijk, the new recruit will be one of Robins’ two wing-backs for this match.

Latibeaudiere has had a decent start to his Coventry career and has adapted well to playing higher up the pitch on Saturday.

 Josh Eccles

Eccles has remained a fixture in this Coventry side, and while Mark Robins’ options in this area are limited as Callum O’Hare, Ben Sheaf, and Kasey Palmer remain injured, there is no clear need to change at the moment.


After his curling strike in Saturday’s triumph, the midfielder will be full of confidence going into this encounter.

 Liam Kelly

The seasoned Liam Kelly is a shoe-in in Coventry’s midfield, having grabbed the captaincy off the aforementioned McFadzean in recent weeks.

The 33-year-old’s performances frequently go unnoticed, as he is known for doing the ‘hard labour’ to allow the side’s creative assets to blossom.

 Jay Dasilva

Dasilva has started all nine of the Sky Blues’ league games since joining from Bristol City in the summer, and there is no reason to believe that will change ahead of this meeting.

He’ll attempt to build on his sole assist for City in last month’s 3-2 loss at Cardiff.

Da silva
Da silva

Yasin Ayari

Ayari scored Coventry’s goal against Huddersfield last week, and despite Jamie Allen shining in his first start of the season, the logical move would be to bring the young Swede back into the team in the midst of a three-game week.

Matt Godden

Despite the high-priced recruits at the top of the pitch, Coventry’s major source of goals this season has been the seasoned Matty Godden.

Godden has scored five goals in nine games this season, three of them have come at the CBS Arena.

Ellis Simms

The former Everton man will be hoping to kick on alongside the rest of the squad now that the pressure has been lifted after opening his Sky Blues account with a brace at Loftus Road.

Simms, on the other hand, has yet to score at the CBS and will be anxious to break that personal duck in this game as Coventry looks to climb into the top-six, which many anticipated they would be in this season.

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