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CONNECTIONS: Colchester United vs Coventry City - A look at three strikers who have played for both sides

20 November 2014

One current Colchester star will be looking to defeat his former club...

Coventry City will travel to Colchester on Saturday in the SkyBet League One and are also set to face a former Sky Blue.

Here we look at three strikers who have featured for both sides over the past seven years...

Freddie Sears



After working his way through the ranks at West Ham, Sears signed for Coventry in 2010 to gain some first-team action.

He made ten appearances without scoring before moving to Colchester permanently in 2012.

The former England Under-21 international was a thorn in City's side last season as he scored in Colchester's 2-1 win at the Weston Homes Community Stadium in March.

Clinton Morrison



After spells with Crystal Palace and Birmingham City, Morrison signed for the Sky Blues in 2008. He wore the number 19 shirt with a + sign in between the numbers in his first season and ammassed 101 appearances and 23 goals during his time with the club.

The former Republic of Ireland international signed for Colchester in 2012 and spent two years at the club before leaving in the summer. Morrison retired earlier this month.

Clive Platt



A direct transfer between the Sky Blues and the U's, Platt signed for Colchester in 2007 for a then club-record fee of £300,000.

He featured in the Championship for the club before moving to City in 2010.He scored his 100th professional goal while with the Sky Blues, notching in a 4-2 defeat to Southampton in November 2011. 

He made 70 appearances for City and netted seven goals. He currently plays for Bury and has featured twice this season.


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