Andy Thorn, who has consistently praised Coventry City's travelling fans for their support, will be delighted to learn that when he takes his side for the short trip to Nottingham Forest on Saturday, over 2000 Sky Blue supporters will be going with him.
The away support is likely to exceed by some considerable margin the previous best which was when 1808 City faithful travelled to Brighton earlier in the season.
About 1500 tickets have been sold by the club and Forest have sold over 100 directly to away fans. They have also allocated a further 390 to Coventry City, all of which are expected to be sold by the end of the day.
Nottingham Forest are selling tickets over the phone to Coventry fans and will sell tickets on the gate. With the much needed win over Leeds United on Tuesday, interest in the game has been heightened and there is a chance that City could be cheered on by a Sky Blue army of around 4,000.
A delighted Thorn said, “The following we have had has been fantastic and I can’t thank the supporters enough for that and we just want to do well for them.
Thorn had warned his players against complacency ahead of the Forest game, saying, “It’s important that we build on the win which sets us up nicely, but it also important that we do not to get too carried away because it’s a good win and a base from which to build and go on from.
“A result over there will pull everyone in again. People keep telling me it’s a six pointer but you don’t get six points if you win, but it’s a big game for us and it would be ideal to get that first away win.
"We haven’t been that bad away from home but just haven’t got the result we have been looking for and we need to try to put that right.
“A run of results now would make a massive difference to our season and that’s what we’re going to try to do, but we need to keep our feet on the floor and kick on.”