Coventry v West Ham preview
Coventry will be hoping to take the scalp of another Premier League club, live on Sky Sports 1.
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 30/10/07 10:05am
Coventry will be hoping to take the scalp of another Premier League club when they lock horns with West Ham in the Carling Cup, live on Sky Sports 1.
The Sky Blues shocked Manchester United 2-0 in the last round and another victory will take them into the quarter-finals.
Iain Dowie's side returned to winning ways against Colchester at the weekend after losing their three previous Championship games.
But Dele Adebola is struggling to be fit after suffering a hamstring injury and Gary Borrowdale (ankle) and Michael Hughes (groin) remain sidelined.
Stephen Hughes has a fractured cheekbone but could play with a specially designed mask.
Striker shortage for Hammers
West Ham booked their place in the round of 16 by beating Plymouth last month and Alan Curbishley has targeted a long run in the competition.
The Hammers are mid-table in the Premier League but have European ambitions after a summer of heavy spending.
Curbishley has a shortage of strikers to contend with, however, after Craig Bellamy (abdominal strain) joined Dean Ashton and Bobby Zamora (both knee) on the sidelines.
Former Wigan forward Henri Camara is cup-tied, so Carlton Cole is likely to plough a lone furrow up front.
Midfield trio Scott Parker, Julien Faubert and Kieron Dyer are also out.