Championship 2009/10: Middlesbrough
Recent record: 2009/10 will see the first meeting of the two clubs at this level of English league football since 1966.
An FA Cup meeting in 2005/06 was the last time City and Boro faced each other, drawing 1-1 at the Ricoh Arena with the then-Premier League Teesiders winning the replay.
Former Sky Blues: No ex-City men are currently on the books at the Riverside.
Summer talking point: With Gareth Southgate safe in his job despite relegation, the gossip on Teeside has been whether Middlesbrough will keep hold of their best players this summer.
David Wheater, Tuncay and Stewart Downing have all been linked with big-money moves back to the Premier League.
Coming to Coventry: Towards the end of September.