Sky Blues boss Mark Robins is excited for the challenge’s his side will face in the upcoming season.
City have spent the last two months preparing for the step-up from League One football to what they will come up against in the Championship and Robins is looking forward to getting started tomorrow.
“I think they’re aware of the step-up and I think they’ll feel that tomorrow for the first time.” Robins said.
“It’s still very early days even though we’re are a month down the line form where a normal season would be, and it will take some time there is no doubt about it.
“We’re a really good side and we will improve as we go along and looking back at the start of last season things developed and got better throughout the season.
“And, from our point of view, every game is a real challenge and those challenges are what we look forward to because they’re exciting prospects for us and every week, you look at the fixture list and it’s a really tough game but it’s a game you look forward to.”
However, one thing which will be missing against Bristol City, will be the Sky Blue Army, cheering Robins side on.
“The biggest thing for me is getting the supporters back in the (ground) to make it more normal and the sooner we can do that, the better.
“They just change the whole atmosphere it changes everything and that’s the biggest disappointment for us, but it is what it is and it’s like that for everybody and we’ve got to get used to that.
“Up and down the country everybody is wanting to return to normal and people are working on that as hard as they possibly can do.
“But, it’s a brilliant prospect for us anyway this weekend and we’re playing against a really good side and one that’s sort of prepared for a promotion push and a side that have spent money to get in that position.
“It’s a tough start for us, but one that we can really look forward to.”