Coventry vs Bradford preview
Last Updated: 18/04/19 7:46pm
Conor Chaplin is pushing for a place in the Coventry starting line-up against Bradford on Friday (kick-off 1pm).
The striker is fit again after a seven-week absence with an ankle injury and was back on the score sheet as a substitute during the Sky Blues' remarkable 5-4 win at Sunderland last weekend.
Mark Robins, who will take charge of his 100th league game as Coventry boss, will still be without the injured Tom Bayliss and David Meyler. Meyler has undergone an operation on a dislocated shoulder, while fellow midfielder Bayliss is also ruled out with a suspected broken bone in his arm.
Bradford boss Gary Bowyer is hopeful that David Ball will be fit for the trip. The striker missed the defeat at Bristol Rovers last weekend following a bang on the knee in training.
Forward Billy Clarke and midfielder Jermaine Anderson are options for Bowyer should he wish to make changes to his starting line-up. The Bantams could be relegated over the Easter weekend. Bowyer's side are nine points from safety with four matches remaining and, should they lose and other results go against them, will be relegated on Friday.
Coventry have only won one of their last six home league games against Bradford (D3 L2), scoring just two goals in this run.
Coventry have never completed a league double over Bradford, winning the reverse fixture 4-2 at Valley Parade in October.
Coventry have only won one of their last 13 league games on Good Friday (D5 L7), and are winless in their last four (D2 L2).
Bradford have won four of their last five Good Friday matches (D1), keeping clean sheets in each of their last three.
Bradford have lost each of their six league games, they haven't lost seven in a row since December 2002.