With both sides knowing that a point on Saturday would satisfy their respective ambitions at the top and bottom of the League Two table Coventry City and Morecambe are gearing up for a crucially important meeting at the Ricoh Arena.
For the Sky Blues the prospect of making the play-offs for the first time since their relegation from the Premier League is clearly an important one if only because it could be seen as an indication that the club have already hit rock-bottom and are making progress.
Slow, uneven progress it may be and with plenty of obstacles still in the road
For Morecambe the stakes are arguably even higher as their Football League status, hard-won eleven years ago, is under threat.
The Shrimps have been hamstrung by uncertainty off the field after a 2016 takeover by Brazilian businessman Diego Lemos attracted the wrong kind of headlines for the club but they are now looking towards a period of sustainable growth after London-based Bond Group Investments Ltd purchased a majority shareholding.