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Check out some of those players to have played for both...

16 December 2020

We take a look at some of those players to have played for both the Sky Blues and Huddersfield Town ahead of tonight's fixture.

                             

Danny Ward

The most recent and current connection between the Sky Blues and the Terriers is forward Danny Ward who spent the early part of the 2010-11 season with City.

Ward began his career coming through the youth set-ups at Leeds and Bolton Wanderers, before going on to make his professional debut for the latter.

He then spent a season on loan with Swindon before joining the Sky Blues on a short loan in 2010, where he started off by scoring on his debut.

Ward only made five appearances for the Sky Blues due to injury as he returned to Bolton and then eventually signed for Huddersfield on loan, before making the deal permanent.

Ward was a key figure in the promotion winning season to the Championship playing 39 league matches, including their play-off run and scoring what was the winning goal in the semi-final.

Danny spent five seasons with the Terriers before moving onto Rotherham and Cardiff City and eventually back to Huddersfield this season.

 

                            

Chris Cattlin

The former Coventry City defender started his career with Huddersfield, playing 61 games for the Terriers during that time before moving to the Sky Blues, where he would make a name for himself and endear himself to the City fans.

In his eight years at Highfield Road Cattlin was a dependable and consistent player and was also part of the team that beat Bayern Munich in the European Fairs Cup.

The left-back spent the bulk of his career with City making 217 appearances for the Sky Blues before his departure for Brighton & Hove Albion

He spent three years with Seagulls before becoming manager of the club in 1983, his first and only managerial position in the football league.

 

                              

Robbie Simpson

After spending his youth career with Norwich City, Robbie Simpson linked-up with both Cambridge United and City before attracting interest from Coventry City.

He joined the Sky Blues having won Cambridge United’s Supporters Player of the Year, Cambridge Evening News Player of the Year and Goal of the Season.

He joined City during the summer of 2007; brought in by then manager Iain Dowie and was a part of a crop of players tipped for a big future.

At City, the forward had to bide his time and wait for his chances in what was an experienced striker’s unit, however he did score on his competitive debut.

After two seasons and 61 appearances with the Sky Blues he departed for Yorkshire linking up with Huddersfield.

His time with the Terriers never really went to plan as he struggled with injuries, spending a vast majority of his time out on loan. Eventually he departed the Kirklees Stadium after three seasons going on to play for Oldham, Leyton Orient, Cambridge United, Exeter and Mk Dons.


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