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No pitch inspection planned for visit of Carlisle United.

PHOTOGRAPH: The Coventry Telegraph

PHOTOGRAPH: The Coventry Telegraph

Coventry City have confirmed that there is currently no pitch inspection planned ahead of tonight’s visit of Carlisle United.

City have seen their last two ‘home’ games at Northampton Town’s Sixfields Stadium against Walsall and Bradford postponed due to extreme weather conditions and a waterlogged pitch.

As such, City have played five consecutive away games, which club historian Jim Brown confirmed was not a club record.

Neither side were able to play their games at the weekend as Carlisle travelled to Crawley, only to see their game called off too. However, being the most northerly club in the Football League, the team had already travelled south, with many fans had already making the journey too, resulting in a 700 mile round trip to no avail.

The last time City were able to play a game at Sixfields was back in January when Crawley Town themselves scored two goals in the last ten minutes to salvage a 2-2 draw after an own-goal and Franck Moussa had put City in control of the game.

The Sixfields’ groundstaff have confirmed that the pitch is currently playable and the weather forecast only predicts light rain, which shouldn’t affect conditions of the playing surface too drastically.

Coventry City have also confirmed however, that should anything change they will keep both sets of fans updated as early as possible.

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