Date: 14th September 2017 at 9:37pm
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Amid a season of low points, Coventry City’s 4-0 FA Cup defeat at Cambridge was possibly the nadir of the Sky Blues 2016/17 season.

On paper it was a team from League One against a League Two outfit but anyone at the Abbey Stadium in December would have got the two sides mixed up as the U’s put the nail into Mark Venus’ temporary stint as City manager.

Luke Berry helped himself to all four goals as the travelling Sky Blues support were stunned into silence by the new depths fathomed by their team, struggling against relegation already at the time.

This Saturday, those making the journey to the fine city of Cambridge will do so in better spirits after consecutive victories at the Ricoh Arena and with a squad that has better depth, more experience and greater attacking threat than the mishmash of signings that Venus, in his director of football role, cobbled together last season.

Berry, the architect of City’s downfall, is now with Luton Town while U’s boss Shaun Derry will be without summer signing Ade Azeez after the striker suffered a ligament injury.

‘We’re not expecting him back in the near future,’ Derry told BBC Radio Cambridge.

‘If we lose players in important positions, we have to be able to cope.’