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To say that Mark Robins is currently frustrated with the current state of the pitch at the Ricoh Arena is an understatement, acknowledging that it is “nowhere near” to being in the expected condition.
With just three extra days to rectify the situation, there feels a strong possibility that Wednesday’s encounter will also be postponed, a situation which is threatening to create an early backlog of fixtures for the Midlands side.
Robins had wanted to build some momentum after the opening-weekend draw with Sunderland, his side netting an equaliser during the closing stages through Viktor Gyokeres.
If Coventry end a 10-day break between fixtures with a game on Wednesday, it may lead to Robins selecting a far stronger side than he had initially planned.
Coventry’s starting lineup is likely to look similar to the one which started at the Stadium of Light on July 31.
Kasey Palmer may be promoted to the starting lineup after coming through 28 minutes on his return from injury.
Martyn Waghorn should also make an appearance at some stage after also recently recovering from a calf problem.
Matty James is expected to be absent for Bristol City after missing out through injury against Sunderland at the weekend.
With Pearson having said that he is happy with the fitness of his players, he may hand opportunities to several of his squad members.
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Max O’Leary, Kane Wilson, Timm Klose, Andy King, Tommy Conway and Nahki Wells could all be given recalls.
Coventry City possible starting lineup:
Moore; Hyam, McFadzean, Panzo; Eccles, Palmer, Sheaf, Hamer, Bidwell; Godden; Gyokeres
Bristol City possible starting lineup:
O’Leary; Klose, Naismith, Atkinson; Wilson, Massengo, King, Dasilva; Scott; Conway, Wells