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Last Updated: 02/03/18 3:31pm

Jordan Willis will return for Coventry's Sky Bet League Two clash with Lincoln after serving a one-match suspension.

Willis missed the Sky Blues' 1-0 win at Wycombe but will return to bolster the experience in Mark Robins' defence. Dominic Hyam could stay in the matchday squad despite Willis' return after impressing in the 1-0 win at Wycombe in midweek.

Tom Davies continues to battle a fractured collarbone, while Jodi Jones and Tony Andreu will miss the rest of the season with knee injuries.

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Lee Frecklington continues to work his way back to full match sharpness, having returned to action in Lincoln's 4-1 defeat to Crewe last Saturday. Jordan Williams will be pushing for a start in midfield, with Ollie Palmer another option to step up to the starting XI.

Goalkeeper Josh Vickers and defender James Wilson are still battling to return from long-term absences. Lincoln will be seeking just their second win in six matches in all competitions at the Ricoh Arena.

Highlights of the Sky Bet League Two game between Wycombe and Coventry

Highlights of the Sky Bet League Two game between Wycombe and Coventry

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Coventry's 2-1 victory in the reverse fixture back in November was the first time these two sides have met in the top four tiers of English Football since a 2-2 draw in March 1962.

Lincoln have won just one of their last eight Football League matches against Coventry spanning back to 1920 (D1 L6).

The Sky Blues lost their last home game 2-0 against Accrington Stanley, their first defeat at the Ricoh Arena in seven league games (W5 D1). They have never lost back-to-back home games in the fourth-tier of English football.

Lincoln have lost back-to-back league games for the first time since November, last losing three on the bounce in the EFL in May 2011 (four games).

After failing to score in his first six home league games of the season for Coventry, Marc McNulty has bagged eight in his last seven at the Ricoh Arena.

Highlights from Sky Bet League Two as Lincoln faced Crewe.

Highlights from Sky Bet League Two as Lincoln faced Crewe.

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