Tigers & Bluebirds | Five Familiar Faces
As the Bluebirds travel to face Hull City on Friday afternoon, we take a look at five players to have appeared for both clubs.
Hull City were promoted to the Premier League for the first time in their then 104 year history in 2008 - with a huge amount of credit going to their on-loan Manchester United forward Fraizer Campbell.
It was Campbell's second loan spell away from Old Trafford, with the quick forward having scored 30 times in 31 matches for Royal Antwerp the season before. He was anything but fazed by his first full season in English football, linking up superbly in attack with hometown hero, Dean Windass. During his time on loan with the Tigers, the striker was prolific, netting 15 league goals in 34 appearances. He also assisted Windass for the Play-Off Final winner.
Campbell's time at Cardiff City began in January 2013, with the striker helping the Bluebirds to promotion from the Championship.
The following season's home fixtures began in style, with Campbell scoring brace in a dramatic win against Manchester City. He scored nine goals in all competitions during that campaign, finishing with 16 City strikes overall, moving back to the top-flight with Crystal Palace during the summer of 2014.
Campbell returned to Hull permanently in 2017, spending two further seasons on Humberside.
Marshall made the move to Cardiff City from Norwich City in 2009, going on to make his City debut in a 4-0 win over Scunthorpe United on the opening day of the season.
The Scottish international was a fans’ favourite during his time at the club and was part of the side that were crowned winners of the Championship in 2013, as well as being named the club’s Player of the Year in the Premier League campaign in the following year. ‘Marshy’ was also included in the Sky Sports Premier League Team of the Year for his outstanding performances in our 2013/14 campaign.
Having made 278 appearances for the Bluebirds, Marshall signed for Hull City, who had just been promoted to the top-flight in 2016.
The Glaswegian shot-stopper went on to feature 61 times in the league for the Tigers, fighting for the number one jersey alongside Eldin Jakupović & Allan McGregor. Marshy went on to be a hero for Scotland in the EURO 2020 Play-Offs and has recently joined Queens Park Rangers.
Coming through at Premier League giants Liverpool, Wilson had a brief loan spell at Crewe Alexandra, before moving to Hull City on loan in 2018. The playmaker’s time with the Tigers was hugely productive, netting an impressive seven goals in just 13 league appearances.
Wilson appeared for Hull in our 2-0 win over the Tigers in 2018, with Sean Morrison beating the playmaker before finding the net with his second strike of the afternoon.
The Wales international went on to have a positive loan spell at Derby County, missing out in the 2019 Play-Off Final to Aston Villa.
After a season on loan in the Premier League at Bournemouth, Wilson signed for the Bluebirds for the 2020/21 campaign, finding the net on seven occasions, including a memorable hat-trick at Birmingham City.
Having impressed for Crusaders in his native Northern Ireland, Whyte caught the attention of Oxford United, as he made the move into the English pyramid.
Whyte’s performances for the U’s during the 2018/19 campaign earned him a move to the Welsh capital, joining the Bluebirds and making his debut on the opening day of the season against Wigan Athletic.
One of our most recent connections, Whyte spent time on loan last year at Hull City, where he scored four league goals in 20 appearances, helping the team to promotion. Gavin is currently in his second spell at Oxford United, on loan from the Bluebirds.
Northern Ireland international Magennis came through the ranks at Cardiff City, going on to make nine senior league appearances as a forward, after initially joining the Club as a goalkeeper.
After permanent spells at Aberdeen, Kilmarnock, Charlton Athletic and Bolton Wanderers, the striker joined Hull City in 2019.
Magennis’ three years with the Tigers were very productive, earning promotion back to the Championship last season.
Josh is also renowned for his impressive performances at international level, playing a key part in Northern Ireland’s qualification for Euro 2016. He is now plying his trade for Wigan Athletic.