boss Gordon Strachan today called on the whole city to pull his side to victory in the
vital relegation tussle against Charlton at Highfield Road on Saturday.
City face Alan Curbishleys men on Saturday and then entertain fellow strugglers
Blackburn the following week.
It is a seven-day stretch, which, results allowing, could play a massive part in
Citys fate after a disappointing season.
Strachan played down the make-or-break nature of the week today but he feels a good
support is vital.
"The supporters can play a really big part. You never know which games have been
really important until the season is over the supporters can make a difference.
"We know we are took together and when we ask the players to be mentally strong,
if does make a difference. If Charlton came here knowing that if they could frustrate us
for 20 minutes they would try to do that. We have to show Charlton that we are staying
"If people had said we would get a draw against Manchester United and Aston Villa
then they would have been pleased with that. But to go to Villa and win 4-1 and play as we
did was impossible to predict.
"The town of Coventry has been a place not just because of who we played
but because of the way we played."
Strachan looks certain to retain two-goal John Aloisi even though Noel Whelan, the man
he replaced, is fit again. Whelan is more likely to come in to midfield in place of the
suspended George Boateng.
Citys Reserves fell to a disappointing defeat at West Bromwich Albion last night.
Trevor Peakes men created enough chances to win the game but were undone when a
collision between Mo Konjic and keeper Chris Kirkland let in Justin Richards.