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CONNECTIONS: Gillingham vs City - We look at three players who have played for both sides

22 September 2016

We take a look back at three players who have pulled on the shirt for both clubs...

The Sky Blues make the trip South to Gillingham on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue their unbeaten run against the Gills. 

Ahead of the game, we have taken a look at three players who have worn the colours of both clubs in years gone by. 

Cody McDonald

Gillingham: 
Apps - 165
Goals - 68

Coventry: 
Apps - 43
Goals - 7

Having made a name for himself in Non-League football, McDonald initially joined Gillingham on-loan from Norwich City in 2010 and made a big impact. 

The striker scored 25 goals in 41 appearances that prompted a permanent move to the Sky Blues. He spent two years at the Ricoh, scoring seven goals but couldn’t replicate the form of previous seasons. 

McDonald would join the Gills again on loan before making the switch permanent in 2013. 

Baily Cargill

Gillingham:
Apps – 0
Goals – 0

Coventry:
Apps – 5
Goals – 1

The defender joined the Sky Blues on loan from AFC Bournemouth in a deadline day deal in January. He would go on to make five appearances, scoring one goal, before an ankle injury against Rochdale put an end to his City spell.

The 21-year-old joined Gillingham this summer, again on-loan, but is yet to make an appearance. 

Although yet to play for his parent club, Cargill has had loan spells at AFC Totton, Welling United and Torquay United.  

Marlon King

Gillingham: 
Apps – 101
Goals – 40

Coventry City:
Apps – 28
Goals – 12

Marlon King notched up an impressive 40 goals in 101 appearances for the Gills in a three-year spell after joining from Barnet in the year 2000.

Spells at a total of six different clubs would follow, including Watford and Nottingham Forest, before his move to Coventry City in 2010. 

King finished his sole season at the Ricoh as top goalscorer and the Player of the Year award before moving to Birmingham City.    


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