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Coventry City could face Birmingham City at home… in Birmingham

Coventry City have been drawn at home to Birmingham City in the fourth round of the FA Cup, if they beat Bristol Rovers in a replay after they drew 2-2 at the weekend.

Despite being drawn at home, if the Sky Blues beat Bristol, they will have to travel to Birmingham’s home ground, St Andrews, to face the Blues.

If you are confused it will all make sense now…

Coventry City’s temporary home for this season is Birmingham’s, St Andrews Sky Blues actually have a better home record then the Blues this season, which adds to the joys of the FA Cup.

This is due to a row over rent with Ricoh Arena owners, Wasps RFC, the Sky Blues owners, Sisu decided to leave the Ricoh and managed to reach an agreement with Birmingham City to play their home matches at St Andrews, while the issue over rent and possibly a new home is still in negotiations.

It will be confusing surroundings, if Mark Robins’ men reach the fifth round, for both sets of fans as due to FA regulations Birmingham fans would have to sit in the away end and will only be allowed a certain amount of tickets, despite the stadium being their own ground.

The Sky Blues actually have a better home record then the Blues this season and if the two sides face each other, it will definitely be a game no one will want to miss.

Is this Non-League striker the ideal replacement for Billy Bodin?

Preston North End completed the signing of Billy Bodin from Bristol Rovers for an undisclosed fee leaving Darell Clarke looking for a replacement in the January transfer window.

Bristol Rovers have had an average first half of the season as they find themselves in 14th place in the League One table and with Bodin departing the Memorial Stadium, Bristol Rovers have lost there leading goalscorer who found the back of the net on 11 occasions this season and also provided 4 assists for his team.

The club is going to have to scout the market to replace Bodin this month and with that in mind, they should turn their attention to AFC Fylde striker Danny Rowe.

Danny Rowe – The AFC Fylde striker has been prolific in front of goal in his time with the club and has helped them come through the non-league divisions. Having found the back of the net on 47 occasions last season in National League North, and now he is the joint leading goalscorer in the National League on 13 goals showing just how prolific he is.

Bristol Rovers fans would you take Danny Rowe as Billy Bodin’s replacement? Let us know in the comments section…