At 16:45 pm on Saturday, the 2022/23 EFL Championship play-off final kicks off at Wembley Stadium between Coventry City and Luton Town, with this fixture being a potential fairytale headline for both sides.
Coventry are arguably in their best era as a club since their relegation from the Premier League in 2000/2001, having fought off a series of ownership issues under SISU and temporary stadium solutions since shutting the gates at Highfield Road 19 years ago.
The Sky Blues have come all the way back from England’s fourth tier under ex-Manchester United striker, Mark Robins, and have even returned home to the Coventry Building Society Arena. The 53-year-old Mancunian oversaw City’s promotion from League Two back in 2017/18 via the play-offs, as well as their League One title win during the 2019/20 campaign.
Luton Town were also in the financial mire in the mid-noughties, culminating in the Hatters being relegated from the Championship to the National League between 2007 and 2009. It took until the 2013/14 season for Town to return to the Football League from non-league football, before earning back-to-back promotions from League Two and League One between 2017 and 2019.