Date: 20th January 2011 at 9:43pm
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Vital QPR takes a look at Sunday’s opponents Coventry City

Facts & Figures

Founded: 1883 (as Singers FC)

Nickname: The Sky Blues

Ground: Ricoh Arena (32,609)

Manager : Aidy Boothroyd

Selected Honours

FA Cup – Winners: 1987

Football League Second Division – Champions: 1966-67
Football League Third Division – Champions: 1963-64
Football League Third Division (South) – Champions: 1935-36

Club Records

Record Attendance: 51455 v Wolverhampton Wanderers (at Highfield Road, FA Cup, 1967)

Record victory: 9-0 v Bristol City (Division Three (South) 1934)

Record defeat: 2-10 v Norwich City (Division Three (South) 1930)

Record Buy: Craig Bellamy – £6,500,000 from Norwich City

Record Sale: Robbie Keane – £13,000,000 to Inter Milan

Record Appearances: Steve Ogrizovic – 601 (1984-2000)

Record Goals: Clarrie Bolton – 182 (1931-1937)


1. Keiren Westwood
13. Iain Turner
(On loan from Everton)
23. Daniel Ireland
33. Michael Quirke

2. Richard Keogh
3. Stephen O`Halloran
6. James McPake
14. Chris Hussey
15. Martin Cranie
20. Ben Turner
24. Richard Wood
26. Jordan Clarke
30. Nathan Cameron

4. Sammy Clingan
5. Lee Carsley
7. David Bell
8. Michael Doyle
12. Gary Deegan
16. Isaac Osbourne
17. Aron Gunnarsson
18. Carl Baker

9. Marlon King
10. Freddy Eastwood
11. Lukas Jutkiewicz
19. Gary McSheffrey
22. Clive Platt
27. Daniel Ward
(On loan from Bolton)
29. Roy O`Donovan
32. Callum Wilson

Key Players

Lee Carsley: Although in the twilight of his career, thirty-six-year -old Lee Carsley is still regarded as an important player at Coventry City. Carsley plays a similar role to that of Shaun Derry, protecting the back-four by reading the game and mopping up any loose ends. His experience has added some much needed steel to Coventry`s team. Carsley began his career at Derby County before moving to Blackburn Rovers in 1999 for £3.4 million. Carsley then moved to Coventry City in 2000 for £2.5 million, although, like his time at Blackburn, his stay was brief. The combative midfielder moved to Everton for £1.9 million and spent 6 seasons at Goodison Park. After refusing to sign a contract extension with Everton, Carsley joined Birmingham City in 2008 and helped guide the Blues to promotion in his first season with the club. Carsley joined Coventry in the summer of 2010.

Last Five Fixtures

Draw: 0-0 v Sheffield United (h)
Win: 2-1 v Crystal Palace (h)
Loss: 1-2 v Barnsley (a)
Draw: 1-1 v Ipswich (h)
Loss: 0-2 v QPR (h)

Last Five Fixtures v QPR

Coventry City 0-2 QPR on 28th Dec 10
Coventry City 1-0 QPR on 13th Feb 10
QPR 2-2 Coventry City on 28th Nov 09
QPR 1-1 Coventry City on 10th Jan 09
Coventry City 1-0 QPR on 20th Sept 08

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