Belgian striker Cedric Roussel is hoping it will be third time lucky against Sunderland at
The 21 year old has scored two goals in each of the last two matches and finished on
the losing side each time, against Charlton Athletic in the FA Cup and at Manchester
United last weekend.
This time he says:
"I dont mind if I do not score, so long as we win."
Victory would be a fine present for manager Gordon Strachan and his senior coach Garry
Pendrey, who both celebrated birthdays on Wednesday.
Strachan will be happier now that the two Moroccan midfielders Moustapha Hadji and
Youssef Chippo are back from African Nations Cup duty and they will go straight in against
But Coventry still have injury worries.
"Paul Williams has no chance because of a knee injury and there is still a worry
over Noel Whelan and his calf strain," reports Strachan.
Richard Shaw, now recovered from his knee injury, is expected to be back in the side
alongside Gary Breen at centreback, with the Swedish international Tomas Gustafsson
staying at right-back.
Strachan says he is full of admiration for Sunderland.
"They have done very well and have been a great addition to the Premiership. They
bring a lot of energy to their games and I am sure they will do that on Saturday.
"Niall Quinn and Kevin Phillips have been great for each other. I have admired
Niall since I started taking a serious interest in football. They tried to get him at
Leeds United when I was there but it never materialised.
"He gets better as he gets older and Phillips has done fantastically well for
himself. We need to be aware of how they play and plan for that."
Coventry expect their two Peruvian internationals to be at the match. Ysrael Zuniga,
winner of the South America golden boot award and Walter Zevallos, a defender, will sign
for Coventry in a double deal costing the English club around £750,000.