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Take a look at some of the players to have represented both...

2 October 2018

As the Sky Blues get set to entertain Portsmouth tonight, we take a look some of the players to have played for both sides.

Micky Quinn

Quinn started his career in 1979 with the fourth division side at the time Wigan Athletic. After spells at Stockport Country and then step up to division two side Oldham Athletic. Quinn then made his move to Pompey in 1985. Portsmouth then made in back to Division one with Quinn being the clubs top goal scorer in all competitions. However, a season later Portsmouth fell back down to division two where they would stay for Quinn’s remaining time at the club.

After leaving Pompey Quinn had a three-year spell at Newcastle United before moving to the Sky Blues in 1992. Scoring 17 goals in his first season at Coventry, including scoring in each of his first four games. Quinn went on to play 64 games for the Sky Blues, scoring 25 times in that period. He would then later leave the club for PAOK in 1995.

 

Michael Doyle

A product of both Pompey and the Sky Blues is current captain Michael Doyle. The Irish midfielder first joined the Sky Blues in 2003 under Gary McAllister. Doyle played under four different managers in his first spell at the club and was also made captain by Ian Dowie in the 2005/06 season. After making 264 appearances Doyle left for Sheffield United.

After four years with Sheffield United, Doyle was released by The Blades, which led to him joining Pompey and instantly becoming captain for the club. In his first season with the side Doyle led the club to 6th place and a play-off spot, unfortunately they would fall to Plymouth Argyle in the semi-finals. However, two seasons later and still club captain Doyle led Pompey to the League Two title and out of the bottom tier of English professional football in four years.

The following season Doyle returned to the Sky Blues to help push the club back up the leagues. Which he did exactly that, after regaining captaincy in 2017/18 season, Doyle captained the side back into League One, with a League Two play off final victory against Exeter. With Doyle’s contract extension with the Sky Blues being triggered Doyle now captains the side in their 2018/19 League One campaign.

 

Lloyd McGrath

The Birmingham born midfielder started his professional career in 1982 at the Sky Blues. Making his first professional debut in 1984. McGrath was part of the Sky Blues 1987 FA Cup winning side, where he also got the assist for the winning goal in the final against Tottenham Hotspur. McGrath would stay at the club for a further seven years, seeing him make 214 appearances.

In 1994 McGrath left the Sky Blues for Portsmouth. He would spend three seasons at Pompey making 18 appearances in total for club. He would end up finishing his career at Pompey in 1997.


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