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CONNECTIONS: Gillingham vs Coventry City - We look at three men who have worn the colours of both sides

1 April 2016

We look back at the three men who have been on both sides...

Coventry City face Gillingham in League One on Saturday afternoon at the Priestfield Stadium, as the Sky Blues look to replicate the performance that claimed an infallible 4-1 win back in November.

Over the years many memorable players have served both clubs, and we’ve profiled three of the standout performers below…

Micky Adams

Appearances: 92
Goals: 5

Coventry City
Appearances: 90
Goals: 9
Win % as Manager: 33.3%

Adams began his senior career at the Gills, after moving there as a youth product from Sheffield United. He spent four seasons with the Gills, starting out as a left-winger, eventually converting to a left sided fullback. 

In his final season with the club, he was named in the PFA’s Third Division Team of the Year for the 1982/83 campaign.

He would later move to City in 1983 before transferring to Leeds in 1987. The return to City was in a managers role in January 2005, saving the club from relegation  to League One in that same season. 

In his first full season as manager - City’s first season at the Ricoh Arena - Adam’s team initially struggled before the inspired signing of Dennis Wise saw them finish eighth. Adams eventually left the club in January 2007 after a poor run of results.

Frank Nouble 

Coventry City
Appearances: 13
Goals: 5

Coventry City
Appearances: 31
Goals: 6

The striker joined the Gills in September 2011 initially on a one-month loan deal, before it was extended by two further months until December.

Nouble joined the Sky Blues in September 2014, on a short-term loan until January. He scored the winning goal against Gillingham on September 5th, which was the club’s first match back at the Ricoh Arena. Nouble signed a six-month contract with City in January before being released at the end of the season.

Marlon King

Appearances: 101
Goals: 40

Coventry City
Appearances: 28
Goals: 12

King joined Gillingham in 2000, and remained at the Priestfield Stadium for three years, eventually leaving for Nottingham Forest in 2003.

The former Jamaican International had stints at Watford and Wigan before moving to the Sky Blues in September 2010. King finished as the club’s top scorer in that season with 13 goals and won the Player of the Year award.

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