First of our four Cup Finals.
By The West Terrace.
Friday 11 Apr 2008 11:41:27
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First of our four "Cup Finals"


With just four games to go Stoke City come to the Ricoh for Coventrys penultimate home game of the season.

With the bottom teams all picking up points (except Leicester) there can be no more excuses. The strikers have to start striking and drag themselves up to the level of performance we've seen from the midfield in recent weeks.

Silly errors aside our defence has looked solid and now's the time for the forwards to stand up and be counted. Two wins, six points is what we need to secure safety for the season and we must look at our home games to get those points. Draws are no good anymore. We could draw against Stoke tomorrow and still end up in the bottom three if other results go against us.

It's not going to be easy, Stoke sit third in the Championship with both eyes on automatic promotion, only one point off the top spot.

Manager Tony Pulis has drafted in six premiership loanees and Jay Bothroyd to help them with their push for the Premiership. Stoke have lost only 5 away games this season, winning 7 and drawing 9 and must go into the game as favourites.

Two of the loanees expected to start are Ricardo Fuller and Shola Ameobi making a tasty front line for Dann, Ward and Fox to deal with.

The two teams have met 53 times in the league with Stoke leading 24-21, the Sky Blues beat Stoke 3-1 at the Britannia Stadium earlier in the season and the same scoreline this weekend would be nice.



©2008 The West Terrace

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