Coventry conditioning coach Darren Grewcock will know this week the outcome of an internal inquiry set up to examine a serious complaint made against him by one of the club's customers, writes Brian Dick.

The National One outfit are keeping their counsel but issued a statement confirming that the former Leicester Tigers and Coventry City fitness expert was under investigation.

New owner Andrew Green distributed the following -somewhat opaque - announcement: "Following a serious allegation, made by one of our customers, we can confirm that Darren Grewcock has been suspended from his duties at the club. A full and thorough investigation will occur immediately.

"In order to ensure the investigation is completed in the proper manner, the club will make no further comment at this time."

Grewcock has been suspended on full pay. The players were informed before last Saturday's match at Plymouth Albion and, while they went on to perform creditably in the second half at Brickfields, there was a certain amount of disquiet.

The circumstances surrounding Grewcock's suspension are believed to be one of the factors in the resignation of development-team coach Lee Crofts who returned a few months ago after a spell at Stourbridge.

Green, meanwhile, has defended the decision to release Pete Bucknall after the prop suffered a serious knee injury in a pre-season game.

The tighthead had apparently been given assurances that Coventry would help him through his rehabilitation with a view to retaining him when he regained fitness. But last week the decision was taken to pay up Bucknall's contract and let him go.

Green said they would continue to support the former Bracknell and Northampton player.