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CONNECTIONS: Current Notts County player Blair Adams one of many players to play for Coventry City and the Magpies

4 April 2015

Ahead of our Bank Holiday clash with County, we highlight three players who have worn the sky blue and black and white shirts over the years...

Coventry City take on Notts County in SkyBet League One on Bank Holiday Monday, and the two sides have shared a number of players over the years.

Here are three players that have made a bigger impact than most, starting with a current Magpie who could start against City on Saturday... 

Blair Adams

Now playing for the Magpies and hoping to start against City on Saturday, South Shields-born Adams came to the Sky Blues from Sunderland after a successful loan spell. 



A trainee with the North East club, Adams was loaned out to Brentford and Northampton in 2011 and 2012 respectively, making seven and 22 appearances as he looked to get first team football. 

In November 2012 he came to City and made 11 appearances, establishing himself as the Sky Blues' first choice left back. The move was made permanent in January 2013, and Adams went on to make 41 more appearances across two seasons, without scoring. 

This summer he left to join the Magpies, and has so far made 35 appearances, scoring in a 1-1 draw against Chesterfield in September. 

David McGoldrick

After a career that seemed to have stalled, McGoldrick exploded back into life at the Sky Blues, where he almost averaged a goal a game. 



It is little known that 'Didsy' started his career at the Magpies, and made four appearances for the first team as a 17-year old in 2004. 

He then joined the Southampton youth set up, scoring 12 goals in 64 appearances once he progressed to the senior side. He enjoyed a spell back at County on loan in 2005, failing to score in 6 appearances. 

He joined Nottingham Forest for £1m in 2009, but suffered a bad run of form, only scoring eight times in 63 appearances. He joined City on loan at the start of the 2012/13 season looking to rediscover his form. 

He found it. 16 goals in 21 games saw him become City's top scorer for the season, before leaving in January 2013 to join his current club Ipswich.

Chris Marsden



Probably most famous for his time in the Premier League for Southampton, tough midfielder Chris Marsden joined the Sky Blues for a brief loan spell in 1993. He made seven appearances and then joined Notts County in 1994, but only made ten appearances in two years.

It took him until the age of 30 to reach the Premier League when Dave Jones took a chance on the midfielder with the Saints in 1999 and his form eventually lead to calls for him to called up to the England 2002 World Cup squad.

He made 424 appearances in the Football League and scored 22 goals.

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