TONY Mowbray is predicting a twin bombardment after referee Andy Woolmer blows his whistle at 3pm at The Den this Saturday.
But the Coventry boss expects his players to be able to deal with an “intimidating” crowd and a direct tactical approach from the home side.
The Sky Blues are also chasing a second league win in a row after dismissing Wigan at the Ricoh Arena last week with two goals from Adam Armstrong.
Mowbray told Coventry’s official website: “We know it's going to be tough, it’s always tough when you go to the New Den as the fans there create an intimidating atmosphere and our players have to be men, and rise to the occasion.
“You've seen how we're trying to play but the bottom line is that we're going to have to stand up and be counted on the day.
“They've obviously just came down from the Championship as well so they've got some really good players and some players who are experienced at this level.
“They'll have been disappointed to lose in midweek against Barnet but that first home league game will bring a different atmosphere which you'll have to respond to.
“We've shown already this season that we can take on the promotion favourites but it is a completely different type of game and we expect them to be slightly more direct than Wigan.”