More than 400 fans of English Football League Two club Coventry City will not have their season tickets in time for the season opener on Saturday.

The club cited printing issues with their suppliers as the cause of the problem. Coventry will this season be playing in the bottom tier of English football for the first time since 1959.

For the opening game at home to Notts County at the Rioch Arena, fans will receive paper tickets, while the full season ticket is due to be sent out next week.

The club states that they should have their season ticket in time for the second game of the season against Newport County on August 19.

Season ticket holders are not the only fans that have been affected, however, as general sale tickets are not available online either. Supporters can still buy them in person at their home ground or over the phone.

Coventry City’s statement on its website about the problem reads: “Following issues with the printing of some season ticket cards, around 400 Coventry City fans will receive a paper ticket for Saturday’s game against Notts County.

“A paper ticket for the game will be sent in the post and fans will receive these on Friday morning. This will show in fans’ ‘purchase history’, however these have not been charged for – only processed separately.

“Those who purchased in the ‘early bird’ period will also receive a paper ticket for the Blackburn Carabao Cup game separately in the post.”

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