Oxford United will not be playing Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena next season.

The Sky Blues have revealed they will groundshare at Birmingham City’s St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium after failing to agree a deal with Wasps to remain at their home.

The U's took more than 2,000 supporters there in a 1-0 victory in March.

A statement from the club said: "We know full well that this is a very sad day for Coventry City Football Club, the City of Coventry, Coventrians and most importantly Sky Blues supporters.

"We are incredibly disappointed and extremely frustrated that continuing differences between our owners SISU and Wasps, and also Coventry City Council, could not be set aside to allow for a deal to play the club’s home games at the Ricoh Arena.

"The Ricoh Arena is the stadium built to be the football club’s home, and our fans should be able to watch their team play in the City that we are proud to represent.

"We have said previously and continue to state publicly and clearly, the club’s willing intention to do a deal to stay at the Ricoh Arena.

"However, in order for a deal to be agreed between landlord and tenant, the conditions for the deal need to be deliverable by the tenant.

"What the landlord requested of CCFC’s owners and ultimately, the club, was simply not deliverable. It can be argued that the landlord was fully aware of this.

"As such, after much hard-work behind the scenes to avoid this by staff at the club and friends of the club in our community, we now find ourselves in a groundshare situation. This is beyond regrettable.

"Supporters of Coventry City Football Club are now facing, for a second time, the prospect of enforced groundshare and the decision to attend matches or not - a situation and decision that no football fan should have to ever face.

"We understand the strength of feeling in regard to a groundshare. We wholeheartedly share your feeling that Coventry City should play in Coventry.

"This decision was our last resort and was made to ensure the club can fulfil its fixtures next season."