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U23 Match Preview: Cardiff City vs. Coventry City


Cardiff City’s U23 side kick-off 2020 by hosting Coventry City U23 in the Professional Development League at Cardiff International Sports Stadium on Monday, January 6th – 1pm kick-off and free entry!

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This fixture can also be viewed live on Cardiff City TV for free with a Bluebirds Club Account.

The Bluebirds will be aiming to build-on their home record of three wins and one draw from six matches with victory over last season’s PDL Semi-Finalists…

The Opposition

Coventry City currently sit fourth in the Professional Development League Group South standings, with 23 points - five points and two places above the Bluebirds.

The Sky Blues concluded the 2018/19 campaign in second place and had 22 more points than they presently have in 2019/20, having played 16 more matches. 

Monday’s visitors have won seven, drawn two and lost three games to date during this campaign and have scored 21 goals, conceding 16. 

Max Biamou is their top scorer so far with seven goals and his closest competitor is David Bremang with three, while three of their ten scorers have netted two: Will Bapaga, Dexter Walters and Gervane Kastaneer.

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In the Hot Seat

Luke Tisdale joined Coventry City in July 2012 as Youth Development Coach and progressed to become U23 Head Coach, seven years later. 

The now 29-year-old departed Oxford United for the Sky Blues after three seasons as Academy Coach and prior to that, he held a coaching role with Walsall for a single campaign. 

Catch-Up: Extended highlights of the match will be available on Cardiff City TV.

Social: Live updates will come via our official Academy Twitter account, @CF11Academy!

Article: Richard Early