Date: 20th February 2017 at 9:56am
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It may be a little early to start talking about a ‘Great Escape’ from the League One relegation zone but Coventry City have at least given their supporters some hope to cling on to after finally breaking their long run of league matches without a victory against Gillingham on Saturday afternoon.

In a similar vein to the recent cup tie with Wycombe Wanderers, the Sky Blues were quick out of the blocks, earning a two-goal lead thanks to the Thomas’s, Kwame and George.

And, as against Wycombe, the hosts withstood a second-half comeback which halved the deficit but was ultimately fruitless.

All of the elements of the performance had been seen in flashes since Russell Slade took over at the club but this time enough of them came together for long enough to secure a deserved three points.

The Sky Blues still have nothing to lose as they remain clear favourites for relegation to League Two and perhaps, as with the run to Wembley, the pressure is off City to such an extent that they can play with a little more freedom in the next few weeks.

Certainly their next opponents, Swindon Town at the Ricoh Arena this coming Saturday, have the look of a team who are wondering where their next victory will come from having been held to a goalless draw by fellow strugglers Oldham Athletic at the weekend.

And, whatever happens between now and the end of the campaign, it is pleasing to see the likes of Ryan Haynes, Dion Kelly-Evans and George Thomas playing regularly and making a genuine impact on matches.