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

17 February 2021

Ahead of tonight's meeting with Norwich City, we look back at some more of those players to have featured for both sides...

Having already focused on six players in our two games against Norwich earlier this season, we look at three more ahead of today's encounter...

                  

Jacob Murphy

The Norwich Academy graduate broke through into the first team after numerous spells out on loan, one of which was with the Sky Blues.

Murphy played joined the Sky Blues on a season-long loan in 2015 where he went on to have an impressive spell for City.

 

               

 

Jacob played 40 times across that season in League One where he would score nine times and assist on 10 other occasions. His impressive performances for Coventry would also see him named as the League One Player of the Month in November 2015.

Murphy returned to Norwich the following season and feature for the Canaries for the first time since his debut in the 2013-14 season on the back of winning the FA Youth Cup with the Canaries.

It took until the 2016-17 season where he would fully break into the first team as a regular having spent time with six different clubs.

In that season he played 40 games across the season scoring 10 times and creating 8 assists which ultimately attracted the interest of Premier League side Newcastle United, who agreed to sign the winger in the summer of 2017.

 

                   

Elliott Ward

The former Coventry and Norwich defender has played over 300 games across the four tiers of the English game.

He made his professional debut in 2004, where he come through the West Ham United academy and broke into the first team and helped the Hammers win promotion to the Premier League.

Ward joined the Sky Blues aged 21 in 2006, brought to the club by Micky Adams, and he soon established himself as a regular in the backline of the Sky Blues team, making his debut in the 2-1 win over Sunderland in August 2006.

He spent four seasons with City playing 126 times and contributing 16 goals along the way, before following the expiration of his contract he joined Norwich City on a free transfer.

That same season he went on to play a pivotal role in the Canaries success, playing 39 out of 46 games as they would finish 2nd in the Championship and gain promotion to the Premier League.

In the top flight, Ward played 12 times for Yellows as injury sustained in pre-season kept him out until midway through the campaign.

Ward would eventually join Nottingham Forest on loan leading to his permanent departure from Carrow Road having played 55 times for the club.

 

                    

Robert Rosario

The former Norwich City and Sky Blues forward started his professional career with the Canaries, having plied his early trade in Non-League with Hillingdon Borough.

The target man signed for Norwich in 1983, going on to make his debut later that season in early April 1984.

Rosario would struggle for game time with Norwich and after eight seasons in East Anglia playing 161 times and netting on 29 occasions, the striker joined the Sky Blues in 1991.

After arriving at Highfield Road, Rosario was often playing in midfield, providing and creating chances and assists for frontman Peter Ndlovu.

Rosario spent three seasons in the Midlands, scoring 8 times in 59 games for City, before later going on to join Nottingham Forest.


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