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Three To Watch: The trio of Coventry players most likely to cause Sunderland damage today

Will any of these three Coventry players have a hand in derailing Sunderland’s automatic promotion hopes today?

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Matt Godden

19/20 Games/Goals: 28/13

Three goals in his last four games tells you all you need to know about the danger Godden presents to Sunderland’s defence this afternoon.

He missed out when the Sky Blues visited the Stadium of Light back in November, but the 13-goal striker has experience in downing Sunderland after his 90th minute equaliser for Peterborough last season effectively ended the Lads automatic promotion hopes.

He’s scored two hat-tricks this season, despite spending two months on the sidelines at the end of the year, while he also scored the goal that ended Portsmouth’s impressive nine game winning run. He’s most definitely their main man.

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Marko Marosi

19/20 Games/Clean sheets: 38/14

The former Doncaster Rovers goalkeeper is enjoying a fantastic first season at his new club and already has 14 clean sheets so far during this campaign.

The Slovakian spent time at Burnley University as a teenager, studying Public Services before he attracted the attention of non-league Barnoldswick Town, where he spent a season back in 2012/13.

He has been praised by his manager Mark Robins who, after a mistake in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Rotherham, heralded Marosi as “world class” saying “I am not going to point the finger at Marko for a mistake because he’s saved us on numerous occasions.”

Marosi has been outstanding all season, regularly pulling off fantastic saves that have had a huge part to play in City’s rise to second.

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Dom Hyam

19/20 Games/Goals: 27/2

The former Reading man is one of the best defenders in League One, and is having his best season to date. Seen as a player who “could develop and progress” when signed back in 2017, Hyam has exceeded expectations and has been a figurehead in Coventry’s back line from the day he joined.

Clean in the tackle and more than capable with the ball at his feet, Hyam has only received one booking all season, which indicates just how talented and composed he really is for the Sky Blues.

His partnership with Jordan Willis last season was lauded by many third tier supporters, but his good form in the Midlands has continued despite Willis’ summer departure to Wearside. He scored the opening goal at the Stadium of Light in November and will provide a huge threat in both boxes.

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