Coventry City Vs Blackpool, Tue 27 Sep 2011

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Andy Thorn must decide whether to stick or twist with his starting XI as Coventry welcome Blackpool to the Ricoh Arena.

The Sky Blues boss made two changes for Saturday's 1-1 draw against Reading in response to the 3-0 mauling at Ipswich - midfield duo Gary McSheffrey and Conor Thomas coming in for the injured Carl Baker and rested Gael Bigirimana.

And Thorn must now decide whether to keep faith with the same side for the second successive match.

Baker continues to miss out with his ankle injury, though, as does defender James McPake following his minor ankle/shin operation.

Fit-again striker Clive Platt made his first appearance of the season as a second-half substitute against the Royals.

Midfielder Gary Deegan was also included in City's matchday 16 for the first time this term having recovered from a thigh injury, although both he and defender Richard Wood (also thigh) need more match practice under their belts before being considered for starting berths.

Blackpool's four-game unbeaten run ended in Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Portsmouth but boss Ian Holloway has no new injury concerns or suspensions for this one.

Veteran striker Brett Ormerod is back in contention after being rested at the weekend and may start.

Fellow striker Billy Clarke also returns to the squad and could be named on the bench.

Scottish defender Stephen Crainey will keep his place at left-back after returning to the starting line-up against Pompey following a bout of illness.

French winger Elliot Grandin's foot injury means he is again ruled out.

Wales international Neal Eardley also has a foot injury but would not be in contention anyway as he continues his recovery from a dislocated finger.

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Billy Clarke
Elliot Grandin
Clive Platt
Carl Baker
Gary McSheffrey
Richard Wood
Stephen Crainey
Gary McSheffrey
Neal Eardley
Brett Ormerod
James McPake
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