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CONNECTIONS: We look at three strikers who have played for Coventry City and Colchester United ahead of Saturday's game

9 April 2015

It's a forwards special as we profile three men who have played up front for the Sky Blues and the U's ahead of Saturday's League One clash

Coventry City take on Colchester United Saturday at the Ricoh Arena in a SkyBet League One clash and ahead of the game we have found three strikers that have worn the blue and Sky Blue of the two clubs.

We start with a man that started the season with the U's but has since gone from the bottom reaches of League One to the upper echelons of the Championship...

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.

In January he transferred to Ipswich Town for a fee reported to be £100,000 plus clauses. He has hit the ground running in the Championship, scoring five goals so far and becoming a favourite at the Tractor Boys.

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.

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 plus sign in between the numbers in his first season and amassed 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.

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