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Ricoh Arena (ATT 10,458) 6th October 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: J Adcock

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Kilbane: Boost for Sky Blues

Kilbane: Boost for Sky Blues

Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Coventry and Bournemouth at Ricoh Arena.

Coventry are boosted by the return of Kevin Kilbane, Jordan Clarke and Reece Brown.

Veteran midfielder Kilbane has missed the last three games with a hamstring complaint but returns to the fold as the Sky Blues continue to chase their first home league victory of the season.

Right-back Clarke and centre-half Brown both missed Tuesday's 1-1 draw at home to MK Dons due to illness but have now recovered.

William Edjenguele came in for Brown but the impressive defender was forced off himself midway through the second half nursing a hip injury and will be assessed.

Striker Cody McDonald missed the game altogether with a knock and continues to struggle, while midfielder Steve Jennings remains sidelined with his hip/thigh problem.

Bournemouth parted company with manager Paul Groves on Wednesday after a 3-1 defeat at Crawley left the club with just one win from their opening 10 league games.

Caretaker manager Dennis Rofe will be without striker Frank Demouge as he takes the Bournemouth hot-seat for the first time.

The striker has been ruled out due to concussion after he was carried off in the midweek defeat at Crawley.

Fellow forward Josh McQuoid is struggling with a knee injury and is a major doubt for the encounter.

Matt Tubbs is expected to be handed a start in the duo's absence.

Simon Francis (knee), Charlie Sheringham (foot), Stephen Purches (broken leg), Lee Barnard (knee) and Richard Hughes (foot) all remain sidelined, but the club's injury problems show signs of clearing as Harry Arter and Marc Pugh both returned to training this week.

However, neither are expected to be involved at Coventry as they work their way back to full fitness.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 39 84
2 Preston North End 38 74
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Rochdale 38 56
7 Barnsley 39 56
8 Peterborough United 39 56
9 Chesterfield 38 54
10 Bradford City 37 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 39 53
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 39 46
18 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
19 Scunthorpe United 38 44
20 Notts County 38 43
21 Crawley Town 39 43
22 Leyton Orient 38 42
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33