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CONNECTIONS: Brentford

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

15 October 2020

We take a look at some of the players to have represented both the Sky Blues and Brentford ahead of the weekend's clash...

                           

 

Zain Westbrooke

The most recent connection between the two teams; Zain Westbrooke started his career at Chelsea before moving down the road with Brentford to sign as a scholar.

Due to injuries in the first team he was called up and subsequently made his professional debut against Fulham in the West London derby in April 2017 and was later named the B teams player of the season weeks later.

The following season after two loan spells away Zain would depart the club having made just one league appearance, joining the Sky Blues following promotion to League One.

Zain made his full debut for the City in the 1-0 win against Southend United in December 2018, the first of six appearances across that season.

However, the following year would see the midfielder make his breakthrough as Zain would play a key role for the Sky Blues playing 33 times throughout the season as the Sky Blues went on to win the League One Title.

In August 2020 he left City to join Bristol Rovers having made 41 appearances and scoring 4 goals across the two seasons.

 

Jay Tabb

Tabb began his career with Brentford, making his Football League debut in 2001 against Luton at just 16 years of age.

Tabb became a key fixture in the team from the start of the 2003-2004 season, finishing the campaign as second top goal scorer, after finding the back of the net 11 times in 40 appearances.

The following two seasons he would go on to make over 100 appearances with his last of those coming in the League One play-off final loss to Swansea City in 2006. He played 156 times for Brentford scoring 24 goals.

Tabb then joined the Sky Blues in 2006 upon his contract expiry, where he would go on to make over 100 appearances in all competitions in Sky Blue, endearing himself to fans with countless, tireless and passionate performances, earning himself the Player of the Year award at the end of the 2007/08 campaign.

Tabb played much of his football on the right-hand side for the Sky Blues and chipped in with his fair share of goals and assists.

 

Bill Glazier

The Sky Blues legend and former shot-stopper was signed by the great Jimmy Hill in 1964 transferring from Crystal Palace for a then world record sum for a goalkeeper.

Glazier would play for the Sky Blues 396 times and was awarded a testimonial against a 1966 World Cup XI in November 1974. Whilst at Highfield Road Bill won the Coventry City Player of the Year award twice.

Bill Glazier left the Sky Blues in August 1975 and joined Brentford, where he went onto play for the Bees just 12 times due to other ventures in his life and travel meaning he couldn’t give his full commitment to the team.


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