As a member of a select group who have both played for and managed Coventry City, today's final match at Highfield Road will have more significance to Micky Adams than most people.

Adams played for the club with distinction for four years from 1983 and he returned in January to takeover as manager following Peter Reid's ill-fated tenure in charge.

Reid's legacy means Coventry still need probably one win from their remaining two games to be certain to staying up in the Championship however.

And Adams has ordered his players to forget about the historical significance of Coventry's last game at their 106-year home this afternoon and concentrate solely on beating their opponents Derby County.

"I am honoured and privileged that I played at Highfield Road," said Adams. "To manage there as well has been special because there are not a lot of people who go back to their old clubs and do that.

"Highfield Road will always hold special memories for me, scoring on my home debut and also scoring a goal which kept the club in the top-flight when we beat Everton 4-1 on the last day of the season.

"Those memories will stay with me, and everyone will have their own special recollections of the old place, but myself and my players have to forget about sentiment against Derby.

"We can't afford to get wrapped up in all of that. We need to forget about all the nostalgia on Saturday and the razzmatazz and try to win.

"Really all I am concentrating is not the fact it is the last game at Highfield Road ever but the fact it is a game of football and we desperately need a win."

Coventry are just three places and two points above the relegation zone after last Saturday's 1-1 draw at Plymouth Argyle.

Adams thinks the Sky Blues may already have enough points to avoid the drop but he is leaving nothing to chance.

He added: "I am fully confident that we will get the points we need. Who knows, we might have got the points required to stay up already?

"But all I want to do is try and win our last two matches so we can get the season out of the way and then concentrate on the future.

"It is frustrating at the minute because agents and players all want to know what their future is but I can't tell them while the club don't know for sure what division we will be in next year."

Adams has already made numerous changes since taking charge of the club three months ago.

Several new players have come in and Adams says he is preparing to wheel and deal again this summer to ensure the club get off to a decent start next term at the new 32,000-seat Ricoh Arena.

"I need to put a team out there which is worthy of the stadium," said Adams. "I am yet to speak to the chief executive [Graham Hover] but I am sure there won't be an increase in the budget for next season.

"So we won't be spending money next season there is no secret of that, I'll be working on free transfers and bosmans."

Coventry defender Adie Williams has recovered from a calf injury and could feature today but Isaac Osbourne, Stuart Giddings, Richard Shaw and Tim Sherwood are all out.

Ex-Coventry defender Mo Konjic should be fit for the Rams, who are chasing a play-off spot.