It is almost obligatory at a Coventry Press Conference to ask Micky Adams about Gary McSheffrey.
Not a day goes by without Birmingham seemingly expressing a renewed interest in Coventry's prize asset and Adams delivered his usual succinct response.
"Don't bore me with that one again," he groaned, when asked about McSheffrey's future prospects. "I said it on Sunday and I am hoping that Steve Bruce and Birmingham City get the gist eventually!"
At present it appears as though McSheffrey is staying put and he will definitely be part of Adams' plans for tonight's fixture at Southampton.
But, following the decision from a disciplinary committee to revoke the red card he received against Boavista in a pre-season friendly, he will be eligible to play for their following three fixtures too.
With Rob Page, Stuart Giddings, Wayne Andrews and Mikkel Bischoff all undertaking some form of physical work this week, the squad is nearing full strength.
Throw into the equation young Adam Virgo, whose signing from Celtic was confirmed yesterday, and Adams is extremely happy with the mix of his squad.
The 23-year-old utility player was an instrumental part of Brighton's success under Adams although a move to Celtic last year proved to be instantly forgettable due to injury.
"Adam is a wholehearted player who gives his all wherever he plays and will be a great addition to the squad," eulogised Adams.
"In an ideal world he would want to be settled in a particular position.
"If you speak to the boy, then I think you find he would prefer to be a centre-half or a right back. I have had a discussion with him and I think he can be utilised in other areas as well."
The jaunt to St Mary's Stadium will be an acid test of Coventry's promotion credentials but don't expect sweeping changes from Adams.
Colin Cameron enters the equation after serving his one-match ban to heap pressure on Michael Doyle and Stephen Hughes.
Otherwise, Adams stayed loyal to the bulk of last season's squad that finished in eighth position.
If their away form had garnered anything like the points return gleaned at the Ricoh then a play-off position would surely have been theirs.
Travel sickness was undoubtedly Coventry's Achilles' heel last season and Adams is determined to find a cure.
"If we had got our away from right then we would have been promoted as champions," he said, with his tongue in his cheek.