Derby have proved resolute in the face of adversity, losing just one of their last six matches since it was reported that they would be placed into administration.
However, the Rams must start winning games if they are to pull off a great escape as they have drawn three consecutive matches in the Championship.
Wayne Rooney said it was “a tough one to take” as his side twice led against Luton Town on Tuesday evening through Tom Lawrence and Jason Knight, but were pegged back each time to draw 2-2.
Only league leaders Bournemouth have conceded fewer goals in the Championship than Derby this season, but at the other end of the pitch the Rams are the division’s second-lowest scorers.
The club’s away form must also improve, as they have won just one of their last 15 league games on the road and scored only twice away from Pride Park this season.
Therefore, they will not be pleased to see that Coventry still have a perfect record on home turf in 2021-22 – winning all six of their games at the Coventry Building Society Arena, scoring 14 goals and conceding just three times.
The Sky Blues are surprise early promotion contenders and sit just three points behind the top two, but lost for only the second time in eight matches on Wednesday against Preston North End.
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Tyler Walker scored for the second successive game to give Coventry a halftime lead, but the Lilywhites fought back after the break to win 2-1.
The result followed a 2-2 draw away at Blackburn Rovers last weekend; Mark Robins’s side have not gone three league games without a win since the start of April.
Furthermore, the Sky Blues have not kept a clean sheet in their last four outings, having kept three in their previous four