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PRESS WATCH: Dave Boddy on promotion and next season

11 June 2020

Coventry City Chief Executive Dave Boddy has spoken to BBC CWR about the Sky Blues' League One title win and promotion to the Championship.

Boddy was talking to the Phil Upton Breakfast Show at 7:20 this morning, and you can listen to the full interview here.

"It’s such an achievement," Boddy said in praise of Mark Robins and the Sky Blues side.

"We believe we’d have won the league on the field, it’s just disappointing that we’ll never know by how many points we would have won it.

"We thoroughly deserve it, and everybody in the league has acknowledged that. There’s a genuine magnanimity about it from the rest of the clubs – it’s just disappointing it couldn’t be completed."

Boddy confirmed that 2019/20 Season Ticket holders will be offered a refund for the five games that were cancelled, with details being confirmed soon, and spoke about Season Ticket and budgets for the Championship campaign.

"We will be offering refunds to Season Ticket holders," said Boddy.

"We’re just working on Season Ticket prices, which again is very difficult because we don’t know when we’re going to play in front of spectators.

"Budgeting for next season is a nightmare. The EFL don’t know what funding we’re going to have for next season – normally you know that in the January of the year for the next season, but their incomes have been cut by TV deals and sponsorships they’ve had to make refunds on."

Boddy confirmed that the Sky Blues' retained list will be released shortly, and looked ahead to recruitment and the Championship campaign.

"The retained list will be released in the next 24-48 hours, and there won’t be many players leaving as most of the players are still in contract for next season anyway," Boddy confirmed.

"I don’t think he (Mark Robins) will be forced to sell anybody who he doesn’t want to sell, and we are looking to recruit.

"The recruitment department has been working overtime – we’ve been making our plans for the last six months on who we would want to sign if we were in the Championship. We’re actively working on new signings as we speak.

"Our aim next season has to be to stay in the division and build from there."

Boddy was talking to the Phil Upton Breakfast Show on BBC CWR at 7:20 this morning, and you can listen to the full interview here.


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