Coventry’s relegation battle
Since Coventry earned promotion for Winning the league in 2018/19 to the Championship they have finished just 1 place outside the relegation zone.
Last season was the closest they have ever been to becoming relegated, when a 97th minute winner from Mollie Green saw Coventry stay up on the final day against Watford.
Coventry had a busy January transfer Window, Mollie Green resigns on loan from Birmingham city and she joins Goalkeeper Khiara Keating, defender Rachel Newborough, midfielders Lucy Whipp and Morgan cross and attackers Eleanor Ryan Doyle, Ellen jones and Izzy Goodwin in signing on for the club. Mary McAteer completes transfer on a permanent deal. The Welsh Under 19 attacker had been playing for Coventry on a dual registration from Aston Villa for the first half of the season.
Since the January transfer Window, Coventry have picked up their first points all season with two wins coming against Crystal Palace and Blackburn Rovers and reached the fifth round of the Women’s FA Cup , however their cup run ended after losing to WSL side Brighton and Hove Albion 5-0.
With 7 games left this season, Coventry sit bottom of the league with 7 points behind Sunderland who sit one place above them.
Coventry's next fixture is a crucial game in their season as they take on Sunderland away from home with the Black Cats winning 5-0 at the Butts Park Arena. They are looking to bounce back after a frustrating defeat to Durham.
A win for Coventry would take them within 4 points behind Sunderland however if Sunderland take home the 3 points they could overtake Sheffield United and Blackburn Rovers, depending on their results.
Coventry's downfall has been conceding too many goals.
So far in the league they have conceded 48 goals and scored only 14 goals. Half of their goals scored have come from their new January signings with Izzy Goodwin joint top goalscorer with Mary McAteer. The pair have both joined from Aston Villa where they scored 21 goals between them last season and already look like they could play a big part in Coventry’s push for survival.