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LEAGUE ONE INSIGHT: Coventry City

22 June 2015

In this feature, we take an in-depth look at the 23 other teams in Sky Bet League One this season.

Coventry City

Nickname: 
The Sky Blues

Founded: 
1883

Ground: 
Ricoh Arena

Capacity: 
32,609

League position last season: 
17th - Sky Bet League One

2014/15 top goalscorer: 
Frank Nouble (7)

Manager: 
Tony Mowbray - The 51-year-old guided the Sky Blues to League One safety after taking over in March last season. 

Coventry City sat one place above the Sky Bet League One relegation zone before Mowbray took over, however, he managed to take 19 points from 13 games to guide his side to survival. 

Mowbray started his managerial career taking the caretaker role at Ipswich Town after George Burley departed. 

From there, he took the reigns at Hibernian where he served two seasons with the Scottish side.

The lure of the Premier League was too much for the former defender and he joined West Brom in 2006. 

After three years with the Baggies, he won 57 of his 140 games in charge but took the vacant managers job at Celtic, a club in which he served as a player.

He spent a season back in Scotland before joining up with another of his former clubs, Middlesbrough.

Mowbray spent another three seasons in the north but was unable to gain promotion to the Premier League before he was sacked in 2013. 

The bookies believe Mowbray could enjoy relative success with the Sky Blues this season, pricing them at 6/1 to gain promotion back to the Sky Bet Championship. 

Key player:
John Fleck - The 23-year-old, who signed for the club in 2012, is a key player for the Sky Blues in central midfield.

Fleck had previously spent five years with Rangers, winning several different honours and enjoying Champions League football.

However, the midfielder made the move to the Sky Blues after Rangers were relegated to the third division after entering administration. 

In 122 game for the club, he has notched four goals and has been a mainstay in Coventry's midfield.

Capped at Scotland under 21 level, Fleck will hope to pitch in with more goals next season to take the Sky Blues to the next level.

Head-to-head:
The history books show that Latics have played Coventry City 23 times in all competitions, winning six and losing 10.

In the two fixtures between the two last season, Latics dispatched the Sky Blues 4-1 at SportsDirect.com Park, with Jonathan Forte notching a double.

The reverse fixture at the Ricoh Arena ended in a 1-1 draw after Reda Johnson's late equaliser.

Sky Bet League One odds:
Win outright: 22/1
Promotion: 7/1
Relegation: 6/1

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