Preview: Coventry City vs Cardiff City

Cardiff City players celebrate a goal against Birmingham City. Image Credit: Cardiff City

by Matt Slater

Coventry City vs Cardiff City – Sky Bet Championship

Date: 25/11/2020

Venue: St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium

Time: 19:45

Cardiff City will be hoping to return to winning ways as they face another out-of-form outfit in Coventry City.

The Bluebirds are without a win in their last two games after a defeat to Bristol City and clinched a draw at the jaws of defeat against Millwall.

Whereas the Sky Blues managed a goalless draw against Birmingham City, putting an end to their streak of 8 Championship games without a clean sheet.

The pressure has started to build on the side who grabbed a play-off spot last season after finding themselves in 15th position with just 3 wins. But Neil Harris feels that his job I secure.

“I feel the pressure because I want to succeed, I am always talking about wanting to be a winner and being successful as Cardiff City manager.” Harris said.

“We are a club we feel should be in the top 10, fighting for the top six.

“We have earned that right this year after what we achieved last year, from November onwards.

“What you are really asking is, ‘do I fear for my job? No. Because I love my job and performances have been excellent.

“But I am acutely aware that football is a results business and I want to win games.”

The south Walian side will have the services of Greg Cunningham as the defender has returned to training.

The Irishman has missed the last 7 games due to injury but could be deployed to bolster the Cardiff defence against the Sky Blues.

“He’s back in full training.” Harris continued. “Whether we include him tomorrow we will have to make that decision.

“He has come back from a semi-serious hamstring injury and off the back of his injury last year, we have got to make sure we do not take any risks with him when there’s no immediate need.

“Having everyone fit and available is important for every game is important but having them available for a period of time – 13 games in seven weeks.

“If it means missing a game so he is fit for 10 afterwards, then that is the though process. Certainly, with Greg’s injury record over the last 12 months.”