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Bradford City 3 Northampton Town 0: Cup kings triumph in League Two play-off final on return to Wembley to win promotion

Three months after their 5-0 defeat by Swansea City in the Capital One Cup final, Bradford City enjoyed a very different Wembley experience. They dominated the League Two play-off final to erase memories of that previous appearance under the arch and could even have won 5-0 themselves.

Andy Thorn urges on Coventry against Millwall on Tuesday

Dark clouds hover menacingly over fading Sky Blues

Cashless and forced to play youngsters, Coventry City are on the verge of a sadly historic relegation

Rovers hope new faces can turn season around

League two

Glenn Moore: 'Whatever your age, you need to be able to lead players,' – Boothroyd

Earlier last season, in the wake of the Wayne Rooney transfer saga, Sir Alex Ferguson preached the virtues of experience. "I don't think Manchester United could ever go down the road of having a young manager," he said. The 69-year-old, who was 44 when he took over at Old Trafford, and 32 when he began management at East Stirling, added: "It's a job that needs a lot of experience at the top end of the game."

Former scout Thorn named as Coventry manager

Coventry have confirmed the appointment of Andy Thorn as the club's permanent manager.

Coventry confirm Andy Thorn as manager

Coventry have confirmed the appointment of Andy Thorn as the club's permanent manager.

Paul Newman: Coventry's decline makes glory days seem so distant

The Football League Column: Three years after promotion, Coventry enjoyed their best season at the top, finishing sixth and earning a place in Europ

Coventry test out duo after sacking Boothroyd

The temporary management pair of Andy Thorn and Steve Harrison will get this week to prove their worth at Coventry before the chairman Ray Ranson and the rest of the club's board use the forthcoming international break to consider their options.

Coventry sack manager Aidy Boothroyd

Coventry have sacked manager Aidy Boothroyd after less than 10 months in charge at the Ricoh Arena.

Rangers keep hold of winning thread, but long road lies ahead

Coventry City 0 Queen's Park Rangers 2

Canaries back on song as lightning Holt strikes twice

Coventry City 1 Norwich City 2

Sam Wallace: FA's search for Capello's token Englishman is turning from a solution into a problem

There is an assumption that working for the national team is an honour no Englishman could pass up. But it is hard to see too many benefits

Jones: Bothroyd deserves England chance

Coventry City 1 Cardiff City 2

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