Date: 5th February 2017 at 8:47pm
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The contradictions could not be starker for Coventry City as they head into Tuesday evening’s Football League Trophy semi-final against Wycombe Wanderers.

Rooted to the bottom of League One and easily brushed aside once again on Saturday afternoon, as Millwall cruised to victory at the Ricoh Arena, the Sky Blues are heading towards the basement division at a rate of knots amidst the complete and utter breakdown in relations between the club and its own supporters.

And yet there are just 90 minutes between CCFC and a first Wembley appearance since the Charity Shield game against Everton in 1987.

But Wycombe will pose a huge test for Russell Slade’s side with the nominal gap between the two sides (League One and League Two) possibly only months away from being reversed.

Slade is yet to oversee a victory in the League while Wycombe scored three goals against Tottenham recently and came through a crucial fixture against Portsmouth at the weekend with a narrow victory that cements their play-off position.

Gareth Ainsworth has promised that his players will ‘give it their all’ on Tuesday evening and even an altered Chairboys starting XI will start the match in more confident mood than their opponents.

The Football League Trophy has seemed to provide something of a release for City’s beleaguered squad this season but that has been in matches with virtually nobody watching and the pressure off.

A large than usual crowd will be in CV6 on Tuesday, in addition to the television cameras and few would make the hosts favourites to triumph at this stage.