Date: 23rd February 2017 at 9:17pm
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There is another battle at the bottom for Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena this Saturday and, for once, the Sky Blues should head into the game in better spirits than their opponents Swindon Town.

While City finally got their first league victory under Russell Slade when beating Gillingham last weekend, Swindon were drawing a blank at home to fellow strugglers Oldham Athletic.

That point, although the Wiltshire men would have wanted all three, at least broke a run of consecutive defeats which stood at five before the game.

Swindon`s only victory since the end of November came when they shocked promotion candidates Bolton Wanderers in mid-January.

Goals have been equally hard to come by for Luke Williams` team with just 29 from their 33 matches and no single player having netted more than three times in the league during the campaign to date.

Too little, too late it may be but City will be encouraged by their haul of four points from a possible six, a defence that has stood firm for the vast majority of the last two matches and a sharper threat in front of goal.

For those members of the squad who have been battling in vain for the majority of the season, it is almost as if the pressure is now off a little given that relegation still looks probable rather than possible.

The mixture of youth and experience finally looks to be about right and it is pleasing to see the likes of George Thomas, Ryan Haynes and Dion Kelly-Evans getting regular games.

City`s first match of the season was the reverse fixture and they lined up as follows: Charles-Cook, Harries, Ricketts, Willis, Gadzhev, Kelly-Evans, Haynes, Rose, Jones, G Thomas, Sordell.