After finishing in the top half of the league table just once in the last 10 years and suffering relegation and financial and ownership turmoil in the process, Coventry City can forget about their on and off field failures this afternoon when they face Oxford United in the EFL Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium.

The Sky Blues make their first ever trip to the new Wembley Stadium while their last visit to the old venue came 30 years ago.

For their long suffering fans, the so often disregarded EFL Trophy offers a glimmer of light and a day of celebration amongst another disastrous campaign which has again seen mass protests against the club’s controversial owners while City look set to play their football in Sky Bet League Two next season after accruing just 32 points from their 40 league matches played to date.

Winning the EFL Trophy would mean a lot to Coventry City fans however the trip to Wembley Stadium is more than just a cup final for The Sky Blues, it’s about solidarity amongst supporters and the chance to put their club in the shop window for prospective new owners to come in and save the club.

Coventry City have had more hard times than most but just for one day their fans can forget about their club’s troubles. The Sky Blues’ Semi Final victory over Wycombe Wanderers at The Ricoh Arena brought tears of joy to some fans’ eyes and with over 40,000 City fans attending the Final, the club still has huge potential to succeed and with the right owners the famous old club can flourish again in the future.

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I am Dan Pentland and I am a York City season ticket holder and volunteer for men's health charity Prostate Cancer UK. In May 2015, I completed my childhood dream of visiting all 92 Football League grounds. Follow me on Twitter @DanPentlandpcuk and Facebook