Date: 23rd April 2019 at 9:10pm
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Coventry City have a Sunday afternoon date with former skipper Sam Ricketts and his Shrewsbury team this weekend on what, unless the situation changes, is scheduled to be the Sky Blues last match at the Ricoh Arena before a second period of ground-sharing commences at the start of the 2019/20 season.

The nightmare scenario of another move out of the city looms ever larger in the absence of any deal between the football club and Ricoh owners Wasps with supporters again fearing the worst about the future of their beloved club.

On the pitch a 2-1 defeat at Portsmouth on Easter Monday looks to have finally ended hopes of a second successive promotion (although defeat for Doncaster on Tuesday evening would keep alive a mathematical chance) but for Mark Robins and his young side to even be in contention for a place in the Championship next year up until the final weeks of the campaign is of huge credit to the manager, his coaching staff and the City squad.

Robins continues to make all the right calls at the right times, refreshing his squad in each transfer window and being proved correct much more often than not with his decisions on which players to jettison and which to bring in.

The fruits of his labours are a side that is ending the campaign with more pace and cutting edge and forward players capable of causing trouble to the division’s top teams, evidence by the superb 5-4 victory at Sunderland.

Robins’ planning for next season will continue despite the uncertainty over where his side will be playing but his work in bringing the club back from its lowest ebb since he returned to CV6 is in danger of once again being undone at a time when the Sky Blues are enjoying a period of stability and progress on the pitch.