The start of the 2016/17 season has continued in the same tragically catastrophic fashion as the latter half of last season as far as Coventry City are concerned.
After looking destined for automatic promotion, Coventry suddenly saw a drastic reverse of fortune and relegation form meant that the Sky Blues did not even achieve a play-off spot.
The elusive top six finish – which Coventry have not achieved in any division since the late 1960s – was once again not reached.
This season, the squad is looking significantly weaker as Tony Mowbray failed to secure a number of top targets.
Six games into the new season and a familiarly depressing gloom surrounds the club.
Three draws, three losses and just two goals leave Coventry City struggling in 23rd place with a tough away trip to in-form promotion hopefuls Millwall awaiting them this weekend.
Millwall should storm this on paper but Coventry must believe that they have a chance of securing an unlikely win.
Tony Mowbray needs to abandon his 3-4-3 formation – it is simply not working. Revert back to a simple 4-3-3 and the Sky Blues should carry more goal threat.
Coventry will still be without first team duo Chris Stokes and Andy Rose but Chris McCann could make a return and is 50/50 for this clash.
Here is the starting XI that Mowbray should put out against Millwall to give his team the best chance of an upset at the New Den….