2009/10 Championship Preview: Coventry City

Last updated : 29 July 2009 By @blades_mad1889

Clinton Morrison - Can his goals do the business for the Sky Blues again?

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The Sky Blues escaped relegation within the final few games remaining of the season; they set off the season steady with back to back wins over Norwich City and Barnsley, but soon results tumbled and at the end of November laid 16th in the Championship table.

Their success in avoiding the bottom three came largely to Clinton Morrison, whom was arguably the leagues most shrewdest signing; a free transfer a year ago after being released by Crystal Palace. The Republic of Ireland international returned twelve goals in what was an ever present season for the striker.

Under Chris Coleman they looked a solid unit, but maybe didn't quite have the squad to achieve what they hope to do this time round - sadly they will one of the favourites to be looking at the drop zone, and with little money to build a promotion winning squad will once again struggle, however with experienced manager at the helm I'm sure that they will still be playing Championship football come the 2010/11 season.

Blades-Mad Predicted Finish: 19th

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2008-09 Players Statistics

Player NamePositionDoB#AppsGoals
Westwood, Keiren
Goal23 Oct 19841490
Wright, Stephen
Defence08 Feb 19802210
Hall, Marcus
Defence24 Mar 1976319 (+8)0
Fox, Daniel
Defence29 May 1986444 (+1)5
Ward, Elliott
Defence19 Jan 1985536 (+1)6
Dann, Scott
Defence14 Feb 1987634 (+1)4
Beuzelin, Guillaume
Midfield14 Apr 1979732 (+8)1
Doyle, Michael
Midfield08 Jul 1981839 (+5)3
Best, Leon
Forward19 Sep 1986919 (+16)4
Eastwood, Freddy
Forward29 Oct 19831043 (+9)4
Gunnarsson, Aron
Midfield22 Sep 19891245 (+2)2
Konstantopoulos, Dimi
Goal29 Nov 19781300
McKenzie, Leon
Forward17 May 19781413 (+10)4
Osbourne, Isaac
Midfield22 Jun 19861621 (+5)0
Mifsud, Michael
Forward17 Apr 19811722 (+7)2
Morrison, Clinton
Forward14 May 19791946 (+6)12
Turner, Ben
Defence21 Jan 19882027 (+2)0
McPake, James
Midfield24 Jun 1984214 (+1)0
Ireland, Danny
Goal30 Sep 19902310
Simpson, Robbie
Forward03 Mar 19762416 (+21)5
Bell, David
Midfield21 Jan 1984258 (+1)1
Thornton, Kevin
Midfield09 Jul 1986291 (+4)0
Simmonds, Donovan
Forward12 Oct 19883100
Marshall, Andy
Goal01 Aug 1975333 (+2)0
Grandison, Jermaine
Defence15 Dec 1990350 (+2)0
Walker, Adam
Midfield22 Jan 1991360 (+2)0
Clarke, Jordan
Defence19 Nov 19913700
Wynter, Curtis
Defence24 Jun 19913920
Cain, Ashley
Midfield27 Sep 1990400 (+5)0

* Statistics up to and including 26 May 2009