Cheltenham v Coventry preview
Last Updated: 27/04/18 10:43am
Cheltenham boss Gary Johnson is set to conduct some late fitness checks before the visit of League Two play-off hopefuls Coventry.
Johnson is assessing a few knocks and injuries as Town prepare to tackle the Sky Blues. Johnson says that some players are 50-50 chances to be ready in time, with his team looking to bounce back from a 4-3 defeat at Cambridge last time out.
Johnson recalled the likes of Will Boyle and Jordan Cranston last Saturday, while youth team products Matt Bower and Will Dawes were among the substitutes.
Coventry head to Whaddon Road on the back of a 4-2 home loss to Lincoln that left manager Mark Robins furious with his defenders. The Sky Blues currently occupy the final play-off spot, and Robins will be looking for a strong reaction, both this weekend and in their final game against Morecambe in eight days' time.
And there could be a first team return for winger Jordan Maguire-Drew, who has only made four appearances since joining Coventry on loan from Brighton in January. Maguire-Drew successfully came through a Coventry Under-23 game on Thursday, and is set to offer Robins a fresh option for the trip to Gloucestershire.
This will be only the second competitive meeting between these sides in the Football League. Coventry won the reverse fixture 2-1 in December courtesy of a Marc McNulty winner.
The Robins have lost four of their last five league games (W1), including last time out after taking the lead twice against Cambridge.
The Sky Blues have lost just one of their last six away league games (W3 D2), having lost five of their previous six on the road (W1).