Sky Blues On The Road- Derby County

DERBY COUNTY V COVENTRY CITY
SATURDAY JANUARY 31ST AT 3PM
AT PRIDE PARK,ROYAL WAY,DERBY,DE24 8XL
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MATCH DETAILS
Kick off is at 3pm. Live commentary on Sky Blue World and BBC Coventry & Warwickshire if you are in radio reception range.

This is the feature game on ITV1's "The Championship" Sunday Morning goals programme.
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TICKETS
Advance tickets £24.50 adult, Over 60's £14.75, U16's £9.75. Matchday prices Adults £28, Over 60's £17, U16's £12.

The club are running a corporate trip. This costs £109 plus vat and includes executive coach to Pride Park, a three course carvery lunch, half-time and full time refreshments as well as prime match seating.
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WEATHER
A rainy day with a temperature of five degrees is expected.
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THE LAST TIME
This is the 73rd meeting of the two sides with Coventry having won 26 of those games. There has been 18 draws. City have scored 92 goals compared to Derby's 91.

The sides drew 1-1 at the Ricoh Arena back in October. Clinton Morrison equalised in the last minute of the match after Rob Hulse had given Derby the lead.

Head to Head http://www.coventrycity-mad.co.uk/footydb/loadhed.asp
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THE MATCH OFFICIALS
The currently scheduled referee for this Championship game is M.Jones.

Chester based Mr Jones was in charge of City's 4-1 win against Southampton earlier in the season and last season, he was the referee for City's 1-1 home draw with Scunthorpe United.

He has had 23 games this season,issuing 62 yellow cards and three reds. His last match was Manchester City's 2-1 win against Newcastle on Wednesday night.

The Assistants are R.Ganfield & A.Newbold. The fourth official is K.Evans
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TRAVEL
Club Coach
Departure Time: 11am
Adult: £18 Adult Member/ST Holder: £12 Concessions: £15 Concessions Member/ST Holder: £10

By road:
From the North (M1):Leave at junction 28 and head south on A38 to Derby, follow away supporter signs for Pride Park Stadium.

From the South (M1): Leave at junction 25 and take A52 to Derby, then follow away supporter signs to Pride Park Stadium.

From the South-west: From the M5, join the M42/A42 until you reach M1 junction 24. Follow A50 towards Derby City Centre, then follow signs to Pride Park Stadium.

From the North-west: Leave M6 at junction 16, from Stoke-on-Trent take the A50 Stoke-Derby link road. Join A38 to Derby, then follow signs to Pride Park Stadium.

By rail: Derby mainline station is a 15-minute walk from Pride Park Stadium. When leaving your train use the footbridge from the station directly into Pride Park or come out of the station and enjoy some good pubs nearby.

By bus:A shuttle bus operates from the city centre.
Parking for City supporters can be found at Catalyst, which is on London Road (A6) opposite the Navigation pub.
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BETTING ODDS
The Sky Blues are to 9/4 win with Derby 11/10 . You can get 9/4 on a draw.
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TEAM NEWS
Aron Gunnarsson is suspended and likely to be replaced by Michael Doyle. Stephen Wright is available after serving a two game suspension. Loan signing Jordan Henderson will be included in the squad with Lee Sawyer and new boy David Bell.
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FRIDAY FIXTURE
Championship
Doncaster V Norwich

SATURDAY FIXTURES
FA Academy League Leicester City V Coventry City 11am

Championship
Bristol City v Barnsley, Burnley v Charlton, Cardiff v Forest, Palace v Blackpool, Ipswich v Plymouth,
Preston v Sheff Utd, QPR v Reading, Sheff Wed v Birmingham (5.20), Southampton v Swansea, Wolves v Watford.

Southern League Prem
Rugby Town V Cambridge City

Southern League Midland
Bedworth v Bury Town, Leamington V AFC Sudbury, Leighton V Atherstone

Midland Alliance
Coventry Sphinx V Friar Lane & Epworth, Biddulph v Racing Club Warwick, Stratford Town V Oldbury United

Midland Combination Prem
Knowle v Coventry Copsewood, Massey Ferguson V Heath Hayes, Southam v Loughborough Uni

Midland Comb Three
Coventry Amateurs V Knowle Res

Midland Comb Res
Barwell Res V Coventry Sphinx Res