After returning to the second tier for the first time in eight years last season, Coventry did not drop into the relegation zone at all throughout the campaign and lost just one of their final seven matches.
A 6-1 win over Millwall on the final day, in which they had six different goalscorers, provided a glimmer of their potential and got supporters excited for 2021-22.
Mark Robins’s side will also return to the Ricoh Arena this season after two years ground-sharing at Birmingham City’s St. Andrew’s and their homecoming on the opening day of the campaign against Nottingham Forest is sure to be an entertaining one.
Before that, though, they have a packed pre-season schedule including games against Cheltenham Town and Wolverhampton Wanderers, as well as a glamour friendly against Sevilla out in Spain next week.
This fixture against Leamington perhaps pales in comparison, but it may be an opportunity for Robins to test out a few youngsters from the club’s academy.
The Brakes are preparing for their fifth consecutive season in the National League North, although according to the record books the 2020-21 campaign did not happen as all results were expunged when the league was declared null and void in February due to Covid-19.
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Coventry have a couple of new arrivals of their own that may play for the first time in sky blue – goalkeeper Simon Moore and striker Martyn Waghorn.
It could be a chance for Jodi Jones to get some gametime under his belt after he missed all of last season with an ACL injury.
Matt Godden is unlikely to feature after taking an extended break to help heal a foot injury that plagued the striker throughout the campaign.