Citys Swedish defender Roland Nilsson will take his final bow in front of the Sky
Blues faithful at Highfield Road on Sunday.
Nilsson looks set to start the match against Leeds United before departing the club to
become director of football at his hometown team Helsingborgs.
The classy former Sheffield Wednesday fullback has made 68 appearances for City since
signing for £200,000 two seasons ago under the management of Ron Atkinson.
Nilsson believes it will be an emotional occasion. He said:
"It will be very special for me. I have a strong feeling that I will start the
game and I am fully fit and raring to go.
"I will be relishing every moment of the game and I hope we can finish on a high
with a win.
"Our season is almost behind us now after we finally managed to make ourselves
safe at Derby. It was a bit nerve wracking at the end and I thought they were going to
score in the last minute."
The defender is desperate to play in the match so he can bid farewell to the thousands
of City fans that have hero-worshipped him over the last two seasons.
"Happiness is so important and I have had that at both Sheffield and Coventry,
there is something special about supporters in this country that makes them stand out.
"The Coventry supporters are so passionate about their team and it is wonderful to
be on the receiving end of that.
"I hope that the club has a very successful future after I leave and it has been a
real thrill to play for this club, I will certainly return to watch the lads play from
time to time."
The 35-year-old will not be getting much of a break to rest after the end of the
English season his new club Helsingborgs are currently in the midst of a campaign
that Nilsson will join next week.
"I head back to Sweden first thing on Monday morning and then play my first game
for Helsingborgs the following Sunday so there is no break for me," he smiles.