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Stats pack: Forest vs Coventry

4 November 2020

Ahead of Nottingham Forest's clash with Coventry City on Wednesday night, we take a closer look at the men from the West Midlands and the stats involving the two clubs...

With thanks to Trevor Simmons (@tvtrevstats) for his help compiling the stats and facts.

Coventry City Football Club

Stadium: St Andrew's (capacity 29,409)
Manager: Mark Robins (since March 2017)
Nickname: The Sky Blues


Recent results

17th October - Brentford (A) - Lost 2-0

20th October - Swansea (H) - Drew 1-1

24th October - Blackburn (H) - Lost 4-0

27th October - Middlesbrough (A) - Lost 2-0

30th October - Reading (H) - Won 3-2


Coventry fact zone

Coventry secured their first win in seven league games against Reading on Friday having picked up one point from their previous five matches

The Sky Blues currently have the leakiest defence in the division having conceded 18 goals and have conceded at least two goals in seven of their nine games this season

Coventry have picked up just one point from four away league games this season, failing to score in their last three

Matty Godden scored his first goal in five games against Reading and has scored nine goals in his last 15 league appearances

Coventry boss Mark Robins scored the winning goal against Forest for Manchester United in an FA Cup game in January 1990, a game that reportedly saved Alex Ferguson from the sack

Last five seasons

2019-20 - 1st (League One - promoted)
2018-19 - 8th (League One)
2017-18 - 6th (League Two - promoted)
2016-17 - 23rd (League One - relegated)
2015-16 - 8th (League One)

Top scorers

4 – Matty Godden (4 league)

1 – Max Biamou (1 League Cup), Gustavo Hamer (1 league), Sam McCallum (1 league), Kyle McFadzean (1 league), Callum O’Hare (1 league), Jordan Shipley (1 league), Tyler Walker (1 League Cup)


This is the first meeting between the sides since February 2012 when goals from Garath McCleary and Robbie Findley gave Forest a 2-0 win at The City Ground

Forest have won five of the last seven meetings between the clubs, including three of the last four

The Reds have won each of the last four meetings at The City Ground


There are plenty of links between the two clubs...

A number of players have represented both clubs over the past 20 years, most notably…

Marcus Tudgay

Tudgay initially joined Billy Davies’ Forest on loan in November 2010 and scored three goals in his first four games for the club, including two in the 5-2 home win against Derby, before making the move permanent in January 2011. He scored 14 goals in 68 games for Forest before being released in May 2014 and just two months later, he joined Steven Pressley’s Coventry side. In three years with The Sky Blues, he scored 13 goals in 85 games before being released in May 2017. Tudgay is currently playing for local Derbyshire side South Normanton Athletic.

Other players to play for both clubs include Dele Adebola, Chuba Akpom, Cyrus Christie, Sammy Clingan, Colin Doyle, Danny Fox, Gary Gardner, Marcus Hall, Darius Henderson, Andy Impey, Stern John, Marlon King, Dimitrios Konstantopoulos, David McGoldrick, Gary McSheffrey, Matt Mills, David Prutton, Luke Steele, Marcus Tudgay, Iain Turner, Tyler Walker and Elliott Ward.

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