Murray Henderson has decided to do something drastic about the yellow peril that has stalked Coventry for most of the past couple of years and which came into sharp focus last weekend.

Seven days ago the Butts Park outfit were on the brink of their first win of the campaign when, leading 16-10, they had two men sin-binned late in the game against Cornish Pirates.

With Danny Hodge and Mike Walls off the pitch the visitors scored the try and landed the conversion that stole the victory. To make it even worse the game's first score came with hooker Chris Whitehead taking a ten-minute breather.

In just three games the head coach has seen his men pick up five yellow cards and at that rate they'll be able to open a branch of Hallmark just in time for the Christmas rush.

Curiously the only team with more in National One is today's hosts London Welsh. Quite what is in store at Old Deer Park today is anyone's guess.

But Henderson is not sitting on his hands. Instead Coventry take to one their less happy hunting grounds with a financial penalty hanging over their heads.

"We have had a big sit down and told the players they're going to have to spend," Henderson said. "The players are going to wear it in the pocket from now on.

"We have got to be scared of doing things the referee is pinging us for because it's killing us."

Although he wouldn't confirm the size of the fines, it's thought miscreants won't get much change out of £100.

"That's fine if your one of Saracens' superstars and are on 200k a year but for our lads their money's going to disappear pretty quick unless they get it sorted."

However, for the first time this season there were several positives to come out of the last game. The Coventry pack, so demure at Sedgley Park, spoke up for themselves against the Pirates and will need to do so once more today.

By coincidence and design Henderson has seen Coventry lose twice at the Exiles and knows this weekend will be a real dogfight.

"I'm pretty comfortable with the work we have done this week. We know we are only an inch away from delivering a good result."