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We look back at some of those to have represented both sides...

28 March 2019

Ahead of the weekend's clash with Barnsley, we take a look at some of those to have represented both sides.

Marcus Tudgay

Tudgay started his career at Derby in 2002, where he would go on to make 92 appearances in his four years with the club, scoring 24 goals, with his last for the Rams coming against his new team Sheffield Wednesday.

Tudgay would spend the next five years at Wednesday, making 192 appearances before moving onto Nottingham Forest, spending four years in Nottingham, however he would go on three loans spells during his time, twice at Barnsley and once at Charlton.

Tudgay would spend two seasons on loan at Barnsley, firstly in the 2012/13 season playing nine times and then carrying on his loan for the following season when he would appear five times. In his fourteen appearance at Barnsley Tudgay found the net four times.

In 2014 Tudgay would move to the Sky Blues and would spend three season with City, going on to make 66 appearances and scoring 18 goals, Tudgay would leave the Sky Blues in 2017 and join Sutton Coldfield Town.

 

Martin Cranie

The English right back started his professional career with Southampton in 2004. Cranie's time at Southampton would mainly consist of loan spells, firstly at Bournemouth and then at Yeovil Town. After not getting the first team football he wanted Cranie moved to Portsmouth in 2007 but would end up going back out on loan to QPR and Charlton.

Cranie joined Coventry in 2009, instantly moving into the first team where he would make his debut two days after signing against Barnsley. Cranie cemented his place in the Sky Blues starting line up and for the next three years would make 114 appearances for the club. After the Sky Blues relegation in 2012 Cranie would be on the move again, this time joining Barnsley.

Cranie had a successful time at Barnsley and was even named captain for the 14/15 season. After three years and 110 appearances with Barnsley, Cranie would be released by the club in 2015 as they could not afford his wages.

Cranie would make three more moves after Barnsley, firstly joining Huddersfield, then to Middlesbrough before joining his current club of Sheffield United.

                                               

Arjan de Zeeuw

The Dutch centre back started his professional career in his home country with Eerste Divise side Telstar 1992 before De Zeeuw would move to England in 1995 joining Barnsley.

He would end up being a key player for Barnsley as they got promoted to the Premier League in the 1996/97 season. After making 138 appearances for the club, de Zeeuw left for Wigan Athletic in 1999.

De Zeeuw would play for Wigan for three years, before joining Portsmouth in 2002, but after three years at Portsmouth, he would return to Wigan for another two years.

In 2007 de Zeeuw joined Coventry on a one-year deal, however an injury in pre-season put him out for six to eight weeks, meaning his debut wouldn’t come until the 15th September against Bristol City.

De Zeeuw played 17 games for City in his one season with the club, before returning back to Netherlands to join ADO’ 20. De Zeeuw would go on to announce his retirement a year later after making a total of 553 professional appearances.


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