CCFC: Season so far

By  Joshua Mugridge

It’s been a mixed season for Coventry.

Ricoh_Arena_-_geograph.org.uk_-_901396One of the highs has to be the clubs return to Coventry and the Ricoh Arena after 17 months away at Sixfields in Northampton. The winning game on September 5th against Gillingham was by far the highest attendance of the season with 27,306 attending the match.

Coventry have won just six games in their last 23 competitions (correct at time of writing). This is clearly something that they will be looking to improve going towards the end of the season.

The bottom of the table is very tight and anything could happen. There are just five points separating the bottom nine teams in the League One Table. Coventry are currently 18th in the table just seven points behind the team in the final play off spot. Although it is possible for them to  reach the play offs,  a more realistic ambition would be staying in the league and looking to next season.

Coventry Fan David Ratcliffe said “survival in League One is the best we can hope for.”

The clubs cup performances have not been their best work. With the first round exit in the F.A Cup to Non-League Worcester City being the ultimate disappointment. The club were also knocked out iCCFCn the first round of the Capital One Cup but did reach Football League Trophy regional final.

A weakness is the lack of goals scored this season. At the start of the season Coventry brought Ipswich Club’s Frank Nouble to address the lack of goals. He disappointed the club with only three goals, not living up to the hype.

Former Premier League Striker Simeon Jackson also failed to impress with just three goals. During the next week of the January transfer window it should be expected that a striker will be brought into the club.

The club will be hoping that next season will have better news as they look to get back into the championship.

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