The Opposition View: Coventry City

By Jim Bonner
Last updated : 23 March 2012

There can't be any understating how important this game is. Is the loser doomed to relegation and would you be confident of Coventry's survival if your team won on Saturday?

I still think it's in our hands, our home form is good yet our away form is poor. If we continue to pick up the odd point away I think we can get out of it. I reckon we can win tomorrow and if we do, the great escape is surely on.

How are the off-the-pitch issues these days? Do you still worry for Coventry's future?

It is worrying, the problem is we never really get told anything; we're told the club will be funded for in the foreseeable future. We don't know anymore than that, it's worrying and to be honest if we go down then administration is fairly likely. I worry that if we don't find any buyers soon then it may get even worse.

How well are the team performing under Andy Thorn? Do you see the four draws in a row as a positive or a negative?

I think we're doing ok, could be a lot worse under previous managers. 4 draws is ok especially because we lost 10 away on the bounce, I honestly don't think we'd do much better with a different manager.

Who are the key players in your team now that Lukas Jutkiewicz has left?

Oliver Norwood has come in from Manchester Utd and has done well. McSheffrey has also stepped up his game and has chipped in with a few extra goals. Keogh has been great all season, a rock in defence.

When the two teams met at Fratton Park earlier in the season you mentioned the defence was a major weakness. Is this still Cov's biggest issue?

It most definitely is, clean sheets have been rare and we've relied on scoring more than the opposition for much of the season. The full backs have been the biggest weakness of the back four and the goalkeeper hasn't been great.

Is Hermann Hreidarsson getting much game time? What do Sky Blues fans think of him?

He came in, played a few games and then broke his collarbone or arm? Not quite sure. Would have been a good addition but as I say he's hardly played.

Predict the outcome of the match.

2-0 Coventry

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