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CONNECTIONS: Port Vale v Coventry City - We look at three men who have represented both clubs

6 February 2016

Ahead of the clash on Sunday, we have a look at three men who have been on both sides...

Coventry City face Port Vale in League One on Sunday, with multiple men having represented both clubs over the years.


Rob Page




Page played for City from 2005-2008. He joined in February 2005. He was made club captain in November 2006, however his 2006/07 season was smeared by a training ground feud with Vice Captain Michael Doyle. Page was then frozen out the team by new manager Iain Dowie which lead to him leaving in January 2008.


Now the current manager of the Vale after making his way up the hierarchy at Vale Park, he had guided them towards eighth in the table, just one point off the play-offs.

 

Micky Adams

 



Adams took over the Sky blues in January 2005 , saving the club from relegation at the end of the campaign. The following season started poorly for City, but the inspired signing of Dennis Wise that year, City finished 8th. Adams left City in Januray 2007 after a poor run of results, which saw the club exit the FA Cup and the Sky Blues slip to 16th  in the league.

 

 game with them’. He eventually left in December 2010 for boyhood club Sheffield United.psychologicalAdams joined Port Vale in 2009. During his early days at the club he put his whole squad on the transfer list after three defeats in seven days. However, he later stated he was ‘playing a 

 

Chris Birchall


 


It was Micky Adams that signed Birchall back in the summer of 2006, on a three year deal. Birchall never really made much of an impact at the Ricoh playing 29 games and scoring two goals before eventually moving onto Brighton & Hove Albion in January 2009.

 

Birchall returned to where his career began, re-joining Port Vale in January 2013, signing for then manager Micky Adams for the third time. He went onto become a significant member of the starting XI and has started the season strongly, until picking up an injury against Bury in late December,which ruled him out for six weeks.

 


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