Last Updated: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 12:34
Coventry are not expected to have any new injury or suspension concerns for the trip to Hartlepool.
The Sky Blues fell to a disappointing 2-1 home defeat to Scunthorpe last weekend, a result which could well spark changes from manager Mark Robins. Striker Stephen Elliott (toe) and midfielders Conor Thomas (ankle) and David Bell (hip), who is back in light training, continue to miss out.
Bottom of the table Pools, winless in 16 matches, go into the clash boasting a new first-team coach in the shape of former Falkirk, Hibernian and Livingston boss John Hughes.
Sky Blues midfielder Steven Jennings spent three years north of the border with Motherwell before signing for City in the summer, and he feels Pools have got themselves a good boss but hopes he does not have an immediate impact.
"I know John Hughes will certainly have them up for the game," said Jennings. "I heard a lot of stories about him, 'Yogi' they call him. He'll certainly have them up for it, no matter who they're playing against. He's a bubbly, lively character and he's not shy about giving anybody the hairdryer treatment. I hope it's not first time, first win for the manager this week but I think he'll do well there."
Jennings added: "It (Victoria Park) is not the best of places to go to having previously been there, it's always windy. But we've got to get there and concentrate on our game, nothing else. If our game plan goes accordingly then we can definitely get the three points."
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