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Coventry City to learn tonight who they'll play at Wembley in Checkatrade Trophy final as relegation looms

Correspondent 1st Mar, 2017 Updated: 1st Mar, 2017

COVENTRY City will learn tonight who they will face in their first return to Wembley in 30 years – after moving a step closer to relegation last night at Bury.

League Two side Luton Town play League One opponents Oxford United (kick-off 7.45pm) in the second Checkatrade Trophy semi-final, which will be televised on Sky Sports 3.

It has been a long wait to see who the Sky Blues’ opponents will be, since their 2-1 semi-final victory at the Ricoh Arena on February 7.

Since then, they have suffered three more League One defeats to leave them odds-on favourites to be relegated.

For many fans, the more important League position at the foot of the table, 14 points adrift from safety, is inevitably putting a dampener on the first return to Wembley since FA Cup winning year 1987, and the first visit to the new Wembley stadium.

Others have taken to social media to say they are determined to have a good day out on Sunday April 2 at the national stadium in London, despite the club’s troubles on and off the field.

We reported yesterday more than 25,000 Wembley tickets have been sold to Coventry City season ticket holders (who can get six tickets each) from an allocation of nearly 40,000. Ticket availability is widened to other categories of priority fans from next week, ahead of a general sale.

For our live blog, match report, post match interviews and analysis from the 2-1 defeat at Bury last night, go to the sports section on our website.


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