Two former Norwich City players go head-to-head on Saturday in the game billed as the richest in world football.

Mark Robins – who scored 20 goals in 66 appearances for City in the early 1990s – has taken Coventry City to the Championship play-off final, the brink of an unlikely place in the Premier League.

Coventry face a Luton side managed by Rob Edwards, who played a cameo role in Paul Lambert’s 2010-11 side that won promotion to the top flight.

The Pink Un: Rob EdwardsRob Edwards (Image: PA Images)

And Edwards has heaped praise on Robins’ achievements in the face of adversity.

"What Mark Robins has done with his staff, players and everyone that has helped him as well is remarkable," Edwards said. "I couldn't have done that.

"It sounded like it was so tough, especially in those early days of League Two with different stadiums and all sorts of things they had to go through, so he does deserve a lot of credit and he got a lot of recognition this season. So if they do it, it would be an amazing story for them.

"Both teams were playing each other in League Two not long ago, so it is not the play-off final people would have picked at the beginning of the season - but now it is here and it's these two teams.

"Both clubs have been through a lot and it's great for me to be a part of Luton now, to spend time in this position at the right end of the table."

Robins – often linked with managerial vacancies at Carrow Road – has repaired the disconnect with Coventry fans, who have watched their team hit the depths of the fourth tier in 2017 to the brink of the top flight after an absence of 22 years.

“It’s a special club and it’s special because it has been through so much,” said Robins.

“We’re going to be playing against Luton Town who have been through a fair amount themselves, but this is a special club and the fact that the fans have got behind us so much is testament to what we do.”