By Tony Alvarez
Last night Coventry City grabbed an injury time equaliser to get a draw away against play off chasing and recent Carling Cup finalists Cardiff City.
The point leaves the Sky Blues 22nd in the table occupying the final relegation place but now only 3 points off a struggling Bristol City side.


With both sides having played 38 games Bristol have 35 points will Coventry have 32 however Coventry’s vastly superior goal difference could be worth an extra point.
In Coventry’s favour they are also on a decent run of form for a side struggling at the wrong end of the table although they have only won one of their last 6 fixtures they have also only lost one in that period, 7 points in 6 games for a side in the relegation zone isn’t the worst record.
Coventry and indeed the teams around them have already been handed one lifeline in that had bottom of the table Portsmouth not been deducted 10 points due to money issues and lost a whole host of players the clubs battle for survival would be over realistically and they would be preparing for life in League One next campaign.
However that lease of life seems to have spurred Coventry on and to be honest when I have seen them they look a decent side who have been unlucky with some of their results, having said that you can’t blame your position on luck after 38 games of a 46 game campaign.
One positive from what I have seen is Alex Nimely, he may not score as much as he or the fans would like and he seems to be a bit erratic but he looks like a real talent who brings excitement when he plays, it seems like anything is possible when he gets the ball. I think the boy is a real talent and he could bring the bit of brilliance that keeps them in the Championship.
It is always going to be tough when your in the bottom three but they have some fixtures coming up which are very winnable which could see them pull away. Next up is bottom of the table Portsmouth at home however it wont be easy Pompy will be n high spirits after a demolition of high flying Birmingham earlier in the week.Coventry are also set to travel to fellow strugglers Bristol City in April in what could be a key game in their battle for their Championship status. They will also host Doncaster on the penultimate weekend of the season, Doncaster currently lie below them in the table so Coventry have it in their own hands as they have to play the three sides around them.

I’m not sure why but I have a bit of a soft spot for Coventry, I think the current side are exciting to watch, maybe its because they are so unpredictable. I think they have every capability to some how avoid the drop. however but saying it and doing it are two very different things. I would like to see them stay up but whether they actually can or not I’m not so sure.

What are your thoughts? Can Coventry stay up? Is Nimely a key player? Have they been unlucky or simply not good enough?

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