Football - Sky Blues pair in fitness race

Coventry will assess goalkeeper Joe Murphy and midfielder Adam Barton ahead of their trip to Carlisle.

PA Sport Report

Murphy sustained a foot/ankle injury in the Capital One Cup defeat at Leyton Orient and did not train before playing in last Sunday's thrilling 5-4 victory over Bristol City.

He has again struggled to train this week and will be checked over as late as possible before the game.

Barton, meanwhile, withdrew from training with a slight knee problem on Thursday but it is hoped he will be okay for the weekend as captain Carl Baker serves the second game of his three-match suspension.

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