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23 IN 23: COVENTRY CITY

30 June 2018

TODAY we take a look at Coventry City as part of our ’23 in 23’ series.

WHEN DO WE PLAY THEM?

Home: Saturday 17 November

Away: Saturday 9 March

 

CLUB HISTORY

The club was founded in 1883 and since then, the Sky Blues have filled their trophy cabinet. Coventry won the FA Cup in 1987 before winning the Checkatrade Trophy three decades later.

In 1964, they won the Third Division and then won the Second Division in 1967. Coventry were Premier League mainstays between 1992 and 2001.

 

LAST SEASON 

Playing their first-ever season in the current League Two, Coventry did not stay for long. A stunning 3-1 win over Exeter City secured an immediate return to the third-tier for Mark Robins’ side.

Coventry finished sixth in League Two , winning 22 of their 46 games.

 

GROUND

The Ricoh Arena has a capacity of 32,609. It was opened in 2005 and is around an hour’s drive from the Pirelli Stadium.

 

MANAGER

Mark Robins has been with Coventry since March 2017. He has overseen 70 matches in that time and has won exactly half. This is his second stint as Coventry boss, having managed the Sky Blues for 33 games between September 2012 and February 2013, winning 18 before leaving for Hudderfield Town.

 

INCOMINGS

Jonson Clarke-Harris has returned to club where it started for him on a free transfer from Rotherham. The 23-year-old came through the Academy at Coventry and spent the second-half of last season on-loan there.

Abu Ogogo and Junior Brown have signed from Shrewsbury, while former Crystal Palace youngster Reise Allassani has joined Coventry from Dulwich Hamlet.


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