League One season preview: Coventry

Coventry key man: Gary McSheffrey Photo: PA

Manager: Andy Thorn

Position last season: 23rd in Championship

Nickname: Sky Blues

Ground: Ricoh Arena

Capacity: 32,609

Players in: Stephen Elliott (Hearts, free), John Fleck (Rangers, undisclosed), Kevin Kilbane (Hull, free), Kevin Malaga (Nice, free), William Edjenguele (Panetolikos, free), Callum Ball (Derby, season-long loan), Reece Brown (Manchester United, season-long loan), Adam Barton (Preston, undisclosed)

Players out: Clive Platt (Northampton, free), James McPake (Hibernian, free), Martin Cranie, Sammy Clingan, Hermann Hreidarsson and Danny Ireland (all released), Gael Bigirimana (Newcastle, undisclosed), Freddy Eastwood (Southend, free), Richard Keogh (Derby, undisclosed), Gary Deegan (Hibernian, undisclosed)

Key man: Gary McSheffrey - The former Birmingham winger still has the ability and technique to cause havoc among defences in League One.

Chances: Coventry will be vying for an automatic promotion place following last season's relegation from the Championship. Manager Thorn has overseen a busy summer of 18 players moving in and out of the midlands club who will be reliant on McSheffrey.