County to host Coventry City in friendly

SKY BLUES: Coventry City's Nathan Delfouneso in action against Lee Evans and Wolves last month

SKY BLUES: Coventry City's Nathan Delfouneso in action against Lee Evans and Wolves last month

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NEWPORT County AFC will host Coventry City in a pre-season friendly at Rodney Parade on Tuesday, July 29, kick-off 7.30pm.

A club statement reads: "This will be a fine test for Justin Edinburgh's men and will conclude a busy period at Rodney Parade with FC Carl Zeiss Jena coming to the County the previous Saturday.

"Coventry City have a fine tradition including winning the FA Cup in 1987 in one of the most romantic of recent cup finals with a 3-2 win against Tottenham Hotspur.

"Goalkeeper that day Steve Ogrizovic is now on the coaching staff and Sky Blues Manager Steven Pressley is sure to bring a strong squad to Newport."

Ticket prices and further details will be announced in due course." The Argus understands that a further friendly will be arranged for Saturday, August 2, ahead of the League Two season opener on August 9.

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1:52pm Fri 9 May 14

Rodneyboy says...

Should be a good test against decent opposition.
Should be a good test against decent opposition. Rodneyboy
  • Score: 5

2:38pm Fri 9 May 14

Adrian Williams says...

I'd hardly call 1987 a "recent Cup Final" ;o)
I'd hardly call 1987 a "recent Cup Final" ;o) Adrian Williams
  • Score: 3

3:16pm Sat 10 May 14

JimMachen says...

"Sky Blues Manager Steven Pressley is sure to bring a strong squad to Newport".

Where have I heard that old Chestnut before?
"Sky Blues Manager Steven Pressley is sure to bring a strong squad to Newport". Where have I heard that old Chestnut before? JimMachen
  • Score: 1

11:00pm Mon 12 May 14

Sheffield Exile says...

JimMachen wrote:
"Sky Blues Manager Steven Pressley is sure to bring a strong squad to Newport".

Where have I heard that old Chestnut before?
Yes and make it sound like a premier league team are coming to Rodney Parade! Last time I looked they were league 1 so just like playing Swindon! Hope there's still a premier league or championship team in the offing. Nevertheless Coventry are exiled in same way as we were so at least we can share tales of woe together!!
[quote][p][bold]JimMachen[/bold] wrote: "Sky Blues Manager Steven Pressley is sure to bring a strong squad to Newport". Where have I heard that old Chestnut before?[/p][/quote]Yes and make it sound like a premier league team are coming to Rodney Parade! Last time I looked they were league 1 so just like playing Swindon! Hope there's still a premier league or championship team in the offing. Nevertheless Coventry are exiled in same way as we were so at least we can share tales of woe together!! Sheffield Exile
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