• Fankaty Dabo, who started on the bench in Coventry City’s midweek 1-0 defeat to Swansea at the Liberty Stadium, is set to start for the first time since January after recovering from injury.
     
    Rival right wing-back Julien Dacosta suffered an injury and was replaced with Dabo, 25, in the 46th minute against Swansea on Wednesday.

Dabo last played full throttle for Sky Blues against Sheffield Wednesday, where he captained the Sky Blues for the first time.

Mark Robins’ side has managed only one win in their last six and Blackburn Rovers will provide another acid test for West Midlands’ side.

Coventry suffered a 4-0 defeat in the reverse fixture at St Andrew’s having played most of the game with 10-men after Michael Rose’s early red card.

Robins is expecting a different game on Saturday from the one played between the two teams earlier in the season and feels all the pressure is on Tony Mowbray’s side.

“We’ve got to go there and put in a really strong performance that defeat stung against Blackburn for a number of reasons it’s a different game from the first one early in the season, they’re in a bit of a sticky patch, but they have some really good players in their squad,” he told club’s website.

Rovers’ boss, on the other hand, has said he is not worried about his job after a run of poor form.

Tony Mowbray noted that he doesn’t ‘sit in fear’ of his position as he looks to arrest Rovers’ poor run against Coventry City this afternoon having lost their last five matches.

“I don’t sit here fighting for my job, I don’t sit here in fear, I sit here wanting to win the next football match and put the best team we can on that grass,” Mowbray said. “I’m here, seven in the morning until seven at night, working, doing what I do, leaving no stone unturned.”

Both teams have been struggling this season, with Rovers in 16th position while City standing 20th in the English Championship log.

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