Coventry City had a hectic start to the 2022/23 Championship season, having had a series of home fixtures postponed due to their pitch being deemed as unplayable following the Commonwealth Games. On top of this, the Sky Blues only managed to win one of their opening ten matches.
However, they now enter the play-offs having lost just one of their last 17 matches, winning eight of these fixtures, while earning crucial draws at home to Watford, having come back from 2-0 down, on top of scoring a stoppage-time equaliser away at Blackburn Rovers through their goalkeeper, Ben Wilson.
Prior to their final day draw against Middlesbrough that saw Mark Robins’ side confirm their play-off spot, Coventry had picked up ten points from their previous four matches, seeing them take full advantage of Blackburn and Millwall’s faltering form to finish fifth.
Promotion to the Premier League would be a fairytale story for Coventry, who have not featured in the top flight of English football since 2000/2001. Robins is regarded by the fanbase as a club legend, having lead the Sky Blues to promotion from League Two in 2017/18, while winning League One in 2019/20.