As the Sky Blues prepare for the visit of the Dale at the weekend, we profile three players who have played for both clubs...
Coventry City play Rochdale in the Sky Bet League One fixture, at the Ricoh on Saturday, looking to bounce back from the defeat against Barnsley on Tuesday.
Ahead of the game we take a look at three players who have played for both clubs.
The forward joined Rochdale initially on loan, later joining on a permanent deal in 1999. He spent four years at Spotland where he scored 30 goals in 170 appearances, before eventually leaving for Notts County in 2003.
Spells at MK Dons and Colchester United followed before he eventually joined City in 2010. He would go onto spend two years with the Sky Blues making 67 appearances and scoring seven goals before joining Northampton Town in May 2012. He spent two years there before moving to Bury, where he retired in 2014.
The goalkeeper made his move to City in January of last year on a one-month loan deal. In that time he made four appearances for the Sky Blues before leaving to join the Dale until the end of that season.
At Spotland under Keith Hill he made 13 appearances for the Dale. Jones is now applying his trade at League Two Stevenage.
In March 2009, he joined Rochdale on a one-month loan. He made his debut the next day and provided the assist as Adam le Fondre scored a last minute winner against Wycombe. He made two further appearances before moving back to parent club Carlisle.
In October of that year, Madine joined City on a three-month loan deal. He made nine appearances before returning to Carlisle once again. The striker made a return to the Sky Blues in October 2014, on a one-month loan from Sheffield Wednesday. During his second spell at the club he made 11 appearances scoring three goals.