Sky Blues versus...Sheffield United
Coventry City enter their 10th successive season at Championship level with another new manager at the helm in the shape of Aidy Boothroyd.
The former Watford and Colchester boss will lead his new team into action against 23 opponents, who Vital Coventry will be looking at over the next few weeks.
Head-to-head: 16 Championship meetings have taken place since the turn of the century and the Blades hold the advantage, winning 8 and drawing 3 of them.
Transfer dealings: Lilian Nalis`s loan move to the Ricoh Arena in 2005 is the only bit of direct business between the clubs since City`s relegation.
The man in charge: Kevin Blackwell continues to divide opinion amongst United fans but could point to a host of injury problems as a reason for not making the play-offs last season.
Failure to do so again would surely spell the end however for the former Leeds and Luton boss.