Championship 2009/10: Preston North End
Recent record: The two teams have met every season in the Championship since the Sky Blues' relegation, Preston winning 9 and drawing 5, City on top just 2 times.
Former Sky Blues: None on the books at present.
Summer talking point: The future of midfielder Paul McKenna, the subject of a number of bids from Nottingham Forest and the future of manager Alan Irvine, now settled after he declined the chance to take over at West Brom.
Coming to Coventry: In mid-April