Morecambe v Coventry preview
Last Updated: 08/12/17 3:09pm
Morecambe are sweating on the fitness of Patrick Brough for the visit of Coventry.
The full-back suffered a knee injury in the FA Cup defeat against Shrewsbury last week and is now a doubt. Aaron McGowan is pushing for a start as he closes in on full fitness following a knee injury. Sam Lavelle completes his two match-ban for "successful deception of a match official".
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Coventry are boosted by the availability of Rod McDonald. The defender has suffered from concussion but boss Mark Robins revealed he has passed all the necessary tests and is available.
Veteran midfielder Michael Doyle will make his 700th career appearance if he is selected at the Globe Arena. Striker Jodi Jones and midfielder Tony Andreu are both out for the season with knee injuries.
This will be the first meeting between Morecambe and Coventry City in the English Football League.
The Shrimps have only tasted victory once in their last seven league outings (D3 L3) and haven't won any of their last three (D2 L1).
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Coventry City have lost just one of their last six League Two matches on the road (W3 D2), conceding just four goals and keeping two cleans sheets in the process.
Morecambe have failed to score in five of their last six home matches in League Two (W1 D2 L3) - their seven netted so far is the fewest goals scored at home in the division.