In Both Camps; Swansea City

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Leicester will play Swansea City in their next match in Championship action. Going back you will find a number of players with a past in both camps. Swansea City had a number of years in the top flight before going down in 2018, being in the top flight since 2011. Ryan Bennet is a recent signing, being on loan at Leicester from Wolves and later moving to The Liberty.

Brendan Rodgers and Micky Adams has been manager at both clubs, former Leicester captain Colin Appleton had a time in charge of Swansea. Frank Burrows also have the same experience, being a caretaker at Leicester later in his years, being in charge at Swansea from 1991 to 1995.

Alan Cork and Nick Cusack are names with a life in both camps, Cork taking charge at Swansea in a manager role, being assistant at Leicester. Nick Cusack played for both clubs and also had a period in manegement at Swansea.

Looking back you will find legendary midfielder Robbie James, who had his best years at Swansea but also played for Leicester in the 1987/88 season, returning to Swansea City for a second spell. Paul Reid moved around in lower leagues after leaving Leicester, his last club in league football was Swansea City.

Nathan Dyer will always be remembered for his loan period at Leicester, playing 12 games and scoring 1 goal, durng the 2015/16 PL winning season. He played 298 league games for Swansea and had a number of great moments before leaving the club in 2020.

Alan Waddle never managed to establish himself at Leicester after his move from Liverpool, making his stay at Filbert Street under a season before being signed by Swansea in 1978. He was a key player in the climb from the lower tires on to the better leagues. He returned to Swansea to play in 1985, staying a for a year before moivng down in non-league football.

Dave Putnam had a spell at Swansea from 1997 to 1998, finishing his career at the club. He joined Leicester City from Leicester United in 1988, playing 7 league games, before he moved to Lincoln, where he had his best years in the game.

Des Lyttle was a defender on the books at Leicester, but never played in the first team, he later joined Swansea playing there from 1992-93, before making a move to Nottingham Forest. He got his breakthrough in Wales, playing 46 league games, scoring 1 goal.

George Heyes was a goalkeeper at Leicester and Swansea, moving to Wales in 1966, being the understudy of Gordon Banks at Leicester, playing 25 league games over a period of 6 years at Filbert Street.

Players in both camps,

  • Goalkeepers
    • George Heyes
  • Defenders
    • Ryan Bennett
    • Des Lyttle
  • Midfield
    • Robbie James
    • Paul Reid
    • Dave Putnam
  • Forwards
    • Nathan Dyer
    • Alan Waddle
    • Nick Cusack


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