Date: 9th February 2017 at 7:55am
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Wednesday was an unusual day for Coventry City supporters, one in which to look back at the events of Tuesday evening at the Ricoh Arena and also to make plans for a trip to Wembley in early April for the final of the Football League Trophy.

Manager Russell Slade will begin the task on Thursday of getting his side’s focus back onto a relegation battle in League One that looks like an impossible task.

Whether City win at Wembley or not, Mr Slade’s livelihood depends more on the outcome of that basement scrap and he will try and hammer home the point that survival in the league is ultimately more important.

But, football is a strange beast and Coventry City’s current situation is stranger than most.

The run to the final of the Football League Trophy has been played out almost in complete isolation to the rest of the season.

Impressive wins and plenty of goals in the Trophy matches have not been any sort of springboard to getting positive results the following Saturday afternoon when it has often been a much-changed Sky Blues that has taken to the field in any case.

Fittingly perhaps for a competition that was revamped in the summer with the aim of providing more time on the pitch for younger players (however badly that has been handled), City`s academy graduates have been able to play with something approaching freedom without the pressure of a relegation fight.

Amongst supporters, the talk this week has been about Wembley and nothing else.

Dropping down into League Two is probable rather than possible and there will be further twists and turns ahead in the battle for the very future of the club.

But there is now a day to look forward to, the first since the opening game back at the Ricoh Arena against Gillingham, and one where memories can be made to keep alive the flame of Sky Blue support in the tough times ahead.