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We look at some familiar face to have represented the two sides...

2 October 2020

We look back at some familiar faces to have represented the Sky Blues and Bournemouth over the last few years.

Callum Wilson 

England international Callum Wilson began his professional career with the Sky Blues before joining Bournemouth where his goals fired the Cherries to the Premier League.

Born in the city, Wilson came through the Sky Blues academy and made his first-team debut in 2009/10 before spending time on loan with Conference Premier sides Kettering Town and Tamworth over the next two seasons.

He enjoyed a breakthrough campaign in 2013/14 scoring 21 goals in 37 league games, becoming a firm favourite amongst Sky Blues supporters, and was named in the PFA League One Team of the Year as well as winning the club’s Player and Player’s Player of the Year awards.

His fine form for City saw him secure a move to Bournemouth in July 2014 where he scored twice on his debut, going on to score 20 league goals to help the club win the Championship title and reach the Premier League for the first time in their history.

Wilson scored the Cherries first goal in the Premier League as he scored a hat-trick against West Ham United but suffered anterior cruciate ligament injuries in successive seasons which restricted his game time.

He enjoyed an impressive 2018/19 campaign, scoring 14 goals in the top flight and was rewarded with his first England cap against the United States in November 2018, scoring on his Three Lions debut in a 3-0 win at Wembley.

The 28-year-old signed for Newcastle United this summer, having scored 67 goals in 187 appearances for Bournemouth, and has made an impressive start to life at St James’ Park.

 

Ryan Allsop

The Birmingham born goalkeeper started his youth career at West Brom, where he also started his professional career before moving to Millwall.

After a few more moves Allsop ended up at Bournemouth in 2013, which saw him return to the Midlands and join the Sky Blues on loan in 2014. Allsop made 27 appearances for the club before his loan came to end and he moved back to Bournemouth.

In 2016 after playing a season with Bournemouth he joined Wycombe Wanders on loan whilst they were in League Two. After a few loan spells at Portsmouth, Blackpool and Lincoln, Allsop joined Wycombe permanently after being released from his deal with the Cherries.

 

Paul Telfer

The Scottish right back kicked off his career at Luton Town staring as a trainee and racking up over 150 appearances for the club before transferring to the Sky Blues in 1995.

It was here that Telfer would go on to be a mainstay in Gordon Strachan’s side and begin their long association together over the years.

During his spell at Coventry Telfer would win his only international cap for Scotland appearing in a defeat to France in 2000.

After amassing over 200 appearances for the Sky Blues Telfer would soon follow manager Strachan out the door after relegation and reunite with him at Southampton continuing their association together for the second of three occasions, with the third coming at Celtic.

Following his departure from Glasgow, Telfer joined Bournemouth for one season, going on to make over 20 appearances during a spell in 2007.


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