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Match Preview | Albion v Coventry City

Regis scarves

West Bromwich Albion welcome Midlands neighbours Coventry City to The Hawthorns on Friday night (ko 8pm).

Carlos Corberán's men have suffered league and cup defeats at Burnley and Bristol City respectively in recent weeks, and they'll be keen to return to winning ways when the Sky Blues come to town this weekend. 

Visitors Coventry City beat Huddersfield Town 2-0 in the Sky Bet Championship last Saturday and remain in play-off contention, sitting just a handful of points off the top six. 

Both teams will celebrate the life and legacy of Cyrille Regis On Friday in B71.

The fixture between two sides for which Cyrille made more than 500 appearances will also serve as the club's annual Kick it Out game, with players wearing the anti-discrimination campaign group’s T-shirts during the pre-match warm-up. 

The Cyrille Regis Legacy Trust – Albion's official charity partner for the 2022/23 season – will also be in attendance as the Baggies highlight the important role Cyrille played in advancing the cause of race relations both in football and wider society. 

Supporters attending the game are invited to wear the club’s 2022/23 yellow-and-green away kit, which is dedicated to the Cyrille Regis Legacy Trust and features Cyrille’s favourite quotes.

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The life and legacy of the great Cyrille Regis will be celebrated at The Hawthorns on Friday

Follow the game live

Albion fans inside and outside the United Kingdom can watch the game live on WBA TV. A video match pass is available to purchase for £10 here.

WBA Radio duo Gez Mulholland and Andy Johnson will provide live commentary from The Hawthorns.

Live updates will also be posted across the club's social media channels throughout the evening.

WBA TV Matchday

Our opponents

Coventry City will head to The Hawthorns looking to arrest a three-game losing streak away from the CBS Arena.

The Sky Blues, who recently lost creative spark Callum O'Hare to an unfortunate long-term injury, have suffered defeats at Reading, Sheffield United and Burnley, last winning on the road before the break for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Saturday's 2-0 victory over relegation-threatened Huddersfield Town on home soil was a welcome one. It proved to be just their second win in 10 games in all competitions and halted a run of three straight defeats following setbacks against Wrexham, Burnley and Norwich.

They do, however, remain in a strong position to challenge for a spot in the top six of the division. Ahead of Friday's fixture, the Sky Blues find themselves 13th and just five points behind sixth with a game in hand over some of the teams currently occupying a play-off spot.

Mark Robins, now into his second spell in charge at the club, has been at the helm since March 2017 and is the fourth-longest serving manager in the EFL. 

Mark Robins' Sky Blues will want to halt their run of away defeats on Friday

From the Albion Archive 

Albion earned three Championship points in December 2006 with a fabulous 5-0 victory against Coventry City at The Hawthorns.

Diomansy Kamara bagged a brace, with Jason Koumas, Kevin Phillips and Paul Robinson also on target.

Check out the highlights in the video below.

One for the stattos

The Baggies have a strong recent home record against the Sky Blues, winning six of the last ten league meetings with Friday's opponents in B71.

Coventry City have won just one of those ten matches - a 4-2 triumph in December 2007 courtesy of doubles from Leon Best and Michael Mifsud.

Albion and Coventry drew 0-0 at The Hawthorns last season

Fan Zone

The Fan Zone will not be open for Friday's game.

Ticket details

Tickets remain on general sale for Friday's night's fixture with Coventry City (ko 8pm).

Supporters can click here to secure their seat.

A ticket graphic displaying the information for Albion's game against Coventry City