Sky Sports pundit Keith Andrews has revealed that he believes Coventry City will secure automatic promotion to the Championship at the end of the 2019/20 campaign.
The Sky Blues, who are currently second in the League One standings, have embarked on a stunning run of form since the turn of the year.
Yet to taste defeat in the third-tier in 2020, Coventry have amassed 20 points from a possible 24 on offer.
As well as producing impressive displays against the likes of Tranmere Rovers and Portsmouth, the Sky Blues are also demonstrating the ability to secure positive results when not performing at their maximum.
Whilst Rotherham United lead the way in League One, Coventry could leapfrog their promotion rivals by beating Rochdale this weekend at the Crown Oil Arena.
Given that Sky Blues manager Mark Robins has the likes of Matt Godden and Callum O’Hare at his disposal, it would somewhat of a shock if his side fail to secure a positive result on their travels against a Dale side who are 19th in the third-tier standings.
Speaking to the Sky Sports EFL Podcast about Coventry’s promotion hopes, Keith Andrews said: “I fully expect them to finish in the top-two.
“I think they have snuck up at the right time and the style of football, the way they play I think they are on a very important run at the moment that will see them get automatic [promotion].”
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When you consider just how impressive Coventry have been in recent months, there is no reason why they shouldn’t be targeting automatic promotion to the Championship.
Given that they have two games in hand over third-place Wycombe Wanderers, the Sky Blues will be aiming to put some daylight between them and Gareth Ainsworth’s side in the coming weeks.
Whilst only six points separate the top-eight places in the third-tier, Coventry could find themselves in a commanding position by maintaining their consistency under the guidance of Robins.
Having only suffered defeat on three occasions in League One so far this season, the Sky Blues will fancy their chances of beating any side in this particular division.