Football - Morais in contention

Stevenage are hopeful Filipe Morais will return for the visit of Coventry.

The Portuguese winger's ankle problem has seen him miss the club's last two games but could make a return for the festive period.

But boss Gary Smith remains without defender Jon Ashton who has been sidelined since September with an Achilles injury.

Smith has had a long time to assess the 2-1 defeat to Crawley after Saturday's scheduled trip to Brentford was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

The defeat ended a three-match unbeaten run, which was preceded by back-to-back 4-1 defeats, and Smith has since seen his side drop out of the play-off places following Swindon's 5-0 thrashing of Tranmere.

Darius Charles, Luke Freeman and Patrick Agyemang are options if Smith chooses to make changes to his starting XI.