Date: 16th July 2009 at 8:59pm
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Recent record: The teams met three times in the 2007/08 season, in games which produced 15 goals between them.

Albion netted big wins at the Ricoh Arena in both league and cup but the Sky Blues gained a memorable 4-2 success at the Hawthorns during the peak of their financial woes.

Former Sky Blues: One-time City trainee Dean Kiely is still going strong. Sky Blues fans will hope he is not joined at the Hawthorns by Daniel Fox this summer.

Summer talking point: The departure of manager Tony Mowbray for Celtic.

Albion have again taken a punt on an up-and-coming boss in Roberto Di Matteo, who will continue the club’s recent deserved reputation for playing attractive football.

Coming to Coventry: In late October.