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They've played for both: Coventry City

We take a look at five players to have played for both the Grecians and Coventry City

23 May 2018

Club News

They've played for both: Coventry City

We take a look at five players to have played for both the Grecians and Coventry City

23 May 2018

Ahead of Monday's play-off final at Wembley Stadium, we take a look at five famous faces who have played for both the Grecians and Coventry City.

Richard Duffy
Former Grecian, Richard Duffy began his career with Swansea City before he moved to Portsmouth in 2004. Despite being registered with the club for five years he was often on loan and spent four temporary spells with the Sky Blues between 2005 and 2008. 

After he moved permanently to Millwall for a short time he ended up at St James Park in 2009 and spent three years under Paul Tisdale. Named Players Player of the Year for the 2009/10 season, he was successful at the club as he played over 100 tiems before leaving for Port Vale.

He is now playing at Notts County after a short spell with Eastleigh in 2016.

Andy Marriott
Known as a journeyman goalkeeper, Andy Marriott represnted a host of clubs in the United Kingdom ticking off Coventry City and Exeter City in a career which began with Arsenal. Spells with the likes of Nottingham Forrest, Wrexham, Sunderland, Barnsley and Birmingham City followed before he spent a very short time with Coventry.

He arrived at St James Park in 2007 and spent four years with the club making 56 appearances.

John Mitten
A player to make a bit more of a mark on both clubs comes in the form of John Mitten. After spending his earlier career with Mansfield Town, Newcastle United and Leicester City he arrive at Coventry where he scored five goals in 36 appearances between 1963 and 1967.

A year with Plymouth Argyle would follow before he opted to join the Grecians in 1968 and spent a further three years at St James Park, scoring 17 goals in 100 appearances.

Nelson Stiffle
One player to move from Exeter to Coventry was Indian-born, Nelson Stiffle. The winger played for the likes of Ashton United, Chester and Chesterfield before he moved to Bournemouth in 1955. He arrived at Exeter City in 1958 as a flying winger and spent two years with the club scoring 17 goals in 94 appearances but he left in 1960 for Coventry where he scored twice in 13 starts.

Robbie Simpson
Simpson, who is a current Grecian, played for Coventry between 2007 and 2009 and found the net just five minutes into his debut against Notts County. He then moved on to Huddersfield Town before spending time with Oldham Athletic, Leyton Orient and Cambridge United before he arrived at City in the summer of 2016.

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