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CONNECTIONS: Coventry City v Bradford City - We feature three players who have played for both the Sky Blues and the Bantams

19 April 2016

Ahead of Tuesday evening's League One fixture against Bradford City, we take a look at three players who have featured for both sides over the years...


Currently at Wigan Athletic, it was loan spells at Bradford and the Sky Blues which helped to ignite his early career.

He began his career at Liverpool and joined Bradford on loan in 2002, making 12 appearances, before a brief spell at the Sky Blues in 2003, making 44 appearances.

Warnock also played for Blackburn, Aston Villa, Leeds United and Derby County before his loan move to Wigan in March 2016. Warnock provided the assist for Will Grigg in the only goal of the game against the Sky Blues back in early April, as Wigan claimed a narrow 1-0 win.


Including loans, Adebola played for a total of 16 clubs during his career, with his longest spells at Crewe Alexandra, Birmingham City and the Sky Blues.

The journeyman left South London club Crystal Palace in a move to the Midlands in 2003. Struggling to find form, the Nigerian international was sent out on loan spells with Burnley and Bradford City.

His stint at Valley Parade saw three goals in 15 appearances and he arrived back at Coventry with a point to prove.

He was only when recalled to the City side on a regular basis in 2004–05, first under Peter Reid and particularly under Micky Adams, playing with the likes of Stern John and Gary McSheffrey. Adebola went on to make 163 appearances for the Sky Blues, netting 31 times. 


The Scottish forward began his career at Coventry City but he moved to Bradford City in 1984, where he went on to play 173 consecutive league games, winning one promotion and narrowly missing out on another. 

Following spells with Newcastle United and Leeds United, he moved to Middlesbrough and scored the final goal at Ayresome Park among his 44 goals for Boro.

Hendrie ended his career at Barnsley, where he firstly played and then went on to manage in 1998-99. 

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