Date: 28th March 2012 at 12:12pm
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In the classic Only Fools and Horses episode the Trotters went to ‘Hull and back’ and came home with very little from their trip to Amsterdam and detour via Zeebrugge.

Coventry City’s away travels this season have often drawn comparison with Del Boy and his family but they make the journey north on Saturday in good spirits after the 2-0 win over Portsmouth which put them within one point of Bristol City.

Andy Thorn’s men can even point to improved form on the road in recent weeks. Draws at Watford and Cardiff may not look much on paper but they account for 40% of the Sky Blues’ points away from the Ricoh Arena all season and may be hugely significant come the final reckoning.

With Chris Hussey making an impressive return to the side against Portsmouth (despite needing surgery on his ankle) it leaves just one problem area for Thorn, on the right-hand side of midfield.

‘cameo’

Carl Baker’s most threatening display of the season, in the home game with Birmingham, ended when he hobbled off. The man most likely to since then has been Gael Bigirimana in a second-half cameo as City got the crucial goals to see off Pompey.

Portsmouth have since dusted themselves down to see off Saturday`s opponents Hull at Fratton Park, a third straight defeat for the Tigers to stall their bid for a play-off place.

Boss Nicky Barmby pulled no punches after that defeat, saying: ‘What I’ve said to the players is between me and the team, but I’d like to apologise to the fans who made the long trip down. It wasn’t like us, so I’m disappointed.’