'Business as usual' for Coventry ahead of adminstration ruling

The owners of the club's stadium claim they are owed over £1.3m in rent but, upon hearing the case of their lawyers, a High Court judge has ruled to delay the case until Tuesday
Coventry administrators have insisted it is "business as usual" for the League One side despite an uncertain financial future.

Lawyers representing Arena Coventry - the company that owns Coventry's stadium the Ricoh Arena - appeared at the High Court in London on Friday to deliver their case against the club over a proposed deby of £1.3 million

However, the judge adjourned the hearing until Tuesday and administrator Paul Appleton has reassured manager Steven Pressley that Coventry will continue to run as normal.

"I was pleased to meet with Steven and give him reassurances that, as far as what happens on the pitch and in the general running of the club, it is absolutely business as usual with the operating company executives very much in charge," Appleton told reporters.

"Steven, the players and all the staff at the football club will continue to be paid as normal by the operating company which is not in administration - that is an important message I was keen to put across."

It was confirmed on Thursday that Coventry City Football Club Limited had gone into administration, though Coventry City Football Club (Holdings), is the company that runs the football operation.