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Ricoh Arena (ATT 9,668) 16th January 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: G Ward

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Bailey: Doubtful for Sky Blues

Bailey: Doubtful for Sky Blues

Team news for Wednesday's League One clash between Coventry and Tranmere at the Ricoh Arena.

James Bailey continues to be an injury doubt for Coventry.

The midfielder missed Sunday's 1-0 defeat at Carlisle having picked up a knock in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy area semi-final victory over Preston last Thursday night.

He will again be assessed as the Sky Blues aim to bounce back from the disappointment at Brunton Park.

Manager Mark Robins, who is not expected to have any other injury concerns, branded his side's display "rubbish" so changes could be on the cards.

Left-back Blair Adams plays the final game of his current loan spell although Coventry are working hard on extending his stay.

City are 13th in the league and know victory against Rovers, who have won their last four league matches, would put them within three points of the play-off places.

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro and Abdulai Bell-Baggie are pushing for involvement after the Tranmere attacking duo completed their rehabilitation from injury ahead of schedule.

Forward Akpa Akpro came off the bench to make his first appearance since suffering a broken metatarsal in October as the league leaders overcame Crawley 2-0.

Former Rotherham winger Bell-Baggie did not make it on against the Red Devils but the lateral knee ligament victim was an unused substitute, featuring in the matchday squad for the first time in two months.

"You now look around at the bench and you've got options," boss Ronnie Moore told BBC Radio Merseyside.

"It's great when you know you've got players of quality that can hurt teams."

Moore's remaining injury absentee is skipper James Wallace, who has been out since the start of December with medial knee ligament damage.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19