19/20 Games/Goals: 15/1
Coventry’s key man is central defender Dominic Hyam.
Signed from Championship club Reading, Hyam was seen as a defender who “could develop and progress” under the tutelage of manager Mark Robins, but cemented his place in Coventry’s back line almost immediately after his arrival.
He formed a fantastic partnership with Jordan Willis last season but has continued his good form in the Midlands, despite Willis’ summer departure.
Much of Coventry’s success this year has come from their ability to pinch narrow wins, and it’s the capabilities of defensive linchpin Hyam that enables them to stay tight at the back when the pressure is on them.
19/20 Games/Goals: 10/2
After scoring a wonder-goal that even Lionel Messi would be proud of last week, the 22-year-old Bristol City loanee is on a high for the Sky Blues and will be looking to enhance his reputation further by taking three points at the Stadium of Light today.
Labelled a “genius” by his manager Mark Robins, the Huyton-born midfielder is a former England under-18 international and came through the academy ranks at Everton, before moving to Bristol City last year. He played for his parent club ten times in the Championship last term, but has moved to the Midlands this year to gain valuable experience.
With a great passing range, Walsh has ability with both feet and has excited Coventry fans since his arrival, culminating in his wonder strike against Rochdale which can be marvelled at below.
19/20 Games/Clean sheets: 16/7
Joining from fellow League One outfit Doncaster Rovers in June, Slovakian goalkeeper Marosi has been a key figure in Coventry’s rise to third this season.
He’s been in outstanding form at St. Andrews and already has seven clean sheets, a stat which means in 43.8% of his games he has managed to shut out the opposition - a feat only beaten by Wycombe Wanderers ‘keeper Ryan Allsop.
He appeared for Slovakia’s under-21 team back in 2015 and will hoping to continue his form to perhaps force his way into Pavel Hapal’s plans, challenging Newcastle United number one Martin Dúbravka in the near future.