After a slow start to the season, Coventry have been consistently solid in recent months, catapulting last season’s playoff finalists into contention for the top six.
While they went down by a 2-1 scoreline at Norwich City in their most recent Championship fixture, Coventry had gone 10 such games unbeaten since December 8.
Mark Robins’s will remain concerned about certain aspects of their game, though, with no clean sheet being recorded since Boxing Day, a run spanning six encounters.
Although goals are coming more freely than they were at the beginning of the season, the Midlands outfit need to get back on track in defence if they are to maintain a promotion push.
On a more positive note, Coventry recorded a 4-1 success over Sheffield Wednesday in their FA Cup fourth-round replay on Tuesday night, setting up a fifth-round showdown with non-league Maidstone United.
Meanwhile, Millwall are continuing to battle with a period of transition with the appointment of Joe Edwards as head coach having not worked out as they would have hoped.
Despite three successive wins being posted over the Christmas and New Year period, they represent Millwall’s only victories in a run of 15 matches in all competitions.
Only one point has been recorded in their last four contests in the Championship – a 1-1 draw at home to Preston North End – and going down 1-0 at Hull City last time out made it one goal in three games.
Now sitting just five points adrift of the relegation zone, Edwards knows that an upturn in performances and results is required to prevent the Millwall hierarchy from having doubts over his reign.