“It’s a crazy scenario”: Dean Gordon on Coventry City’s promotion hopes amid coronavirus chaos

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Coventry City’s promotion hopes hang in the balance as COVID-19 pauses English football indefinitely.

The Sky Blues were hopeful of reaching the second tier for the first time since 2012 before the global coronavirus outbreak threatened to cut their celebrations short.

The Midlands outfit, led by manager Mark Robins, had not lost a game since December before the deadly virus cast uncertainty on their season.

Star forward Matt Godden, who joined from Peterborough last summer, was on fire, netting 14 league goals and leaving the club five points clear of second-placed Rotherham.

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Ex-Coventry defender Dean Gordon thinks it would be unfair to cut the Sky Blues’ successes short.

He said: “They’re in a great position and look strong, particularly at home. They haven’t got their own ground which makes it an even better job.”

Coventry have played their ‘home’ matches at St. Andrew’s in Birmingham due to rent issues with their own Ricoh Arena, making their feat this season even more impressive.

Gordon is keen to see the season completed later on in the year. He added: “I certainly think the season should finish even if it’s until Christmas. It is important that promotion and relegation is sorted.”

He added: “It’s a crazy scenario not seen since the World War. Even if games are played behind closed doors, so be it.” 

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