Date: 8th February 2008 at 9:25am
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Coventry City travel north in good spirits after Saturday’s 4-0 win over Barnsley to face a Preston side who are improving under new manager Alan Irvine but still remain in the bottom three.

Vital Quotes: Iain Dowie

‘We will go there in good heart and we won’t go looking to shut up shop with 4-5-1.

‘We will go to attack them, for sure.’

Preston North End Team News:

New signing Grzegorz Szamotulski is in the squad. The Polish keeper joined this week after leaving Dundee United.

Player to watch: Karl Hawley

The former Carlisle hotshot is showing signs under new boss Irvine that he can score goals in the Championship.

Coventry City Team News:

Marcus Hall is available once again after injury but City may stick with last Saturday’s side before freshening things up for the game against Cardiff.

Player to watch: Leon Best

Can the striker produce back-to-back performances after his excellent display against Barnsley last week?

Match Facts & Stats

City have not won at Deepdale since a 3-1 success in the League Cup while they were still in the Premier League.

Ref Watch:

Mike Pike of Cumbria takes charge.

Next Fixtures:

Cardiff at home for the Sky Blues on Tuesday night, a trip to Colchester for PNE.