By Elliott Horne
Forest Green look for their first win since August in their first ever matchup against the seventh placed Coventry City.
Coventry are hoping to bounce back from their first loss in five games, losing 1-0 away at Accrington Stanley. Despite this, City have made an impressive
start to the season boasting the best defensive record in the league conceding only seven goals.
This is in stark contrast to
the Rovers who hold the worst defensive record, conceding 30 goals in only 13 games with a whopping -20 goal differential. This leaves the club sitting one point above bottom of the league.
Forest Green boss Mark Cooper told Green Devil TV he was “Shell-shocked” at their 4-0 thrashing away at Newport County. However, a bright spot for the Rovers as there is no new injury news, although Cooper may look to start German striker Omar Bugiel tonight with his side struggling to score goals.
The German’s three league goals have earned five of the six points Forest Green have won this season.
The Sky Blue’s are hoping midfielder Liam Kelly could make a return after foot injury which saw him miss out on the 1-0 loss to Accrington Stanley after failing a late fitness test.
Coventry Manager Mark Robbins could look to hand starts to Stuart Beavon and Mark McNulty after the club failing to find the net in the last two league games, scoring only 14 times in the league all season.
In team news, the midlands cl
ub have also secured the contract extension of academy graduate Jordan Willis this week.
The defenders contract was due to expire in June 2018 but will now run up to June 2019. The 23 year old has made 139 appearances since 2011.
— Coventry City (@Coventry_City) October 17, 2017