OLIVER NORWOOD is hoping history repeats itself when Huddersfield Town head to Hull on Saturday.
The 21-year-old Northern Ireland midfielder, who is set to come up against former Manchester United teammate Robbie Brady in the Championship clash at the KC Stadium, helped Coventry clinch a 2-0 win there in March.
Town’s summer signing Norwood spent the second half of last season on loan to the Sky Blues from Old Trafford, making 18 appearances, and was hugely disappointed by their relegation to League I.
And he’s worried by Coventry’s current stand-off with the company who manage the Ricoh Stadium over rent payments – which could lead to the West Midlands club going into administration.
The former Premier League club say they will not pay the current rate to stay at the venue, and are risking a winding-up order.
“It’s a real shame, because Coventry are a smashing club,” said Norwood, who has also spent time on loan at Carlisle and Scunthorpe.
“The situation has been brewing for a while, and the financial problems were compounded by relegation, which was a huge blow.
“The supporters aren’t happy with the situation, and many are staying away, and it’s a tough problem to solve.
“I made some great friends there, and I’m still in contact with many of them, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they can move forward.”
Republic of Ireland starlet Brady, 20, is on loan at Hull along with Fulham keeper David Stockdale and fellow midfielders David Meyler and Ahmed Elmohamady, both of Sunderland.
Town, in 15th, are after a first win in six while fourth-placed Hull, under ex-Town boss Steve Bruce, will aim for three wins running after beating Nottingham Forest and Watford.