Having begun 2019 with a victory at Wycombe Wanderers that made it three wins out of three in League One, Coventry City’s January has steadily worsened with just one point taken from their subsequent four matches.
Slightly unlucky in defeat at Scunthorpe and having thrown away the lead at Plymouth, the Sky Blues were then flat at home to Blackpool last time out and were punished by two second-half goals for the visitors.
A frustrating run of form for manager Mark Robins to contend with although his after-match comments have stressed that City have been doing plenty of things right during matches but making crucial errors at key moments to compound a general lack of cutting edge in and around the opposition goal.
Perspective comes from the Sky Blues position in mid-table just under a year after their chances of making the League Two play-offs looked to be slipping away following a damaging run of defeats.
It comes too from the plight of the team they defeated in the semi-final of the play-offs with Notts County having dispensed with two managers and facing a huge fight to maintain their Football League status.
February starts with a big crowd at the Ricoh Arena for the Community Day fixture against Gillingham and hopefully a positive result.