Coventry City gained due reward for their persistence against Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday afternoon, Conor Chaplin heading home the only goal of the game at the Ricoh Arena with eight minutes remaining after fine work on the right-hand side by Chelsea loanee Dujon Sterling.
Having played the Chairboys twice in League Two last season the Sky Blues knew the kind of threat that Gareth Ainsworth’s side pose but dealt with it superbly at the back while creating a number of chances going forward.
In the process they got the kind of three points that will see them looking upwards rather than downwards as the season progresses.
“We’re still not there yet, it’s still way away from where we want to be,” cautioned Mark Robins after the game but the manager will be delighted with the way his side did not settle for draws against both Charlton and Wycombe and at how his attacking players are responding to the competition for places that now exists in those areas.
That competition was shown at the Ricoh again on Monday afternoon when Amdaou Bakayoko (with two) and Tony Andreu were on the mark for the Under-23’s against Colchester United.
Up to 12th in the table and showing that League One has little to faze them, City will now look to avoid one of their occasional away day horror shows when they travel to Southend United on Saturday and then Bradford City a week on Tuesday.