Date: 8th February 2017 at 8:32am
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Coventry City are back at Wembley, just the small matter of thirty years on from their FA Cup and Charity Shield appearances in 1987, following Tuesday evening’s 2-1 victory over Wycombe Wanderers in the Football League Trophy.

Anger with the owners and annoyance at the changes to the competition itself were put aside for one night only as a larger than average Ricoh Arena crowd played their part in the Sky Blues’ battle to hold onto the advantage given to them by Stuart Beavon and George Thomas as Wycombe launced a series of long balls and throw-ins into the home box.

Talk, after the game, about a boost to City’s dismal league form or something to build on for the future may come to nothing as the problems seem too deep-rooted to do anything about but the final itself should see a coming together of CCFC supporters at the National Stadium that will hopefully provide plenty of memories to see us through some more difficult times.

And, perhaps most pleasingly after another season in which loan players have come and gone through CV6 with depressing regularity, the victory was pulled off by a team which contained a number of academy graduates.

The likes of Thomas, Ryan Haynes, Dion Kelly-Evans, Cian Harries and substitute Jack Finch all played more than their part in securing the lead and holding on to it and they all deserve their chance to play at Wembley.