Date: 9th February 2017 at 2:58pm
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After the high of reaching a Wembley final in midweek, Coventry City face the more humdrum reality of a League One relegation battle at Oldham Athletic on Saturday afternoon, a fixture that brings together the two lowest scorers in the division.

Oldham’s 17 goals so far this season makes City (with 23) look free-scoring in comparison but, when all the clich├ęs of a freezing cold day at Boundary Park are added into the mix, this looks like a game where one mistake or moment of magic will make all the difference.

From nowhere, the Sky Blues produced two well-worked goals to stun Wycombe in the first-half on Tuesday evening, Marcus Tudgay providing the fixed reference point in attack and Kyel Reid, Stuart Beavon and George Thomas interchanging well around him.

Away from the one-off atmosphere of the semi-final can City play with a similar kind of verve in attack? Hopes of doing so could rest on whether the impressive Beavon recovers from the knock that saw him leave the field at half-time in midweek.

Saturday may be too soon for the travelling supporters to see a cameo from Yakubu but the veteran Nigerian appears to be close to signing a deal that will see him become a Coventry player until the end of the season.

City experienced diminishing returns from their band of free agents last season but are in a much more desperate position this time around and ‘the Yak’ offers a shot to nothing for Russell Slade after his struggles during the transfer window.

At the back, the cobbled-together defence that saw off another powerhouse striker, Wycombe’s Bayo Akinfenwa, on Tuesday evening is likely to be disbanded as the cup-tied Nathan Clarke and Kevin Foley come back into contention.