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WELCOME REUNION: Darryl Coakley will face his former club
WELCOME REUNION: Darryl Coakley will face his former club
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Jamie Guy and Darryl Coakley will be putting old friendships behind them as they aim to enjoy a memorable reunion with their former club.

Former Colchester United striker Guy enjoyed a brief spell on loan at the Abbey Stadium in 2006, where he played 12 games, scoring two goals.

Despite having nothing but happy memories of his time at the club, Guy is aiming to shoot down his former employers and help cause a famous shock.

“It’s always good to face an old club and I really enjoyed my spell there,” he said.

“You’re always desperate to play in the best games and in front of a huge crowd.

“It sticks in my mind how good their fans were and especially to me while I was there.

“However, I will be putting my good memories behind me, I remember scoring against them for Oxford so a repeat of that would be fantastic.”

Meanwhile, for left-back Coakley, the tie will give him the chance of facing his first club for the first time since ending his two-year stay with the U’s in 2011.

Although, like Guy, he has fond memories of the club, the 22-year-old knows he has the chance to prove a point.

“The draw was a massive one, it was the game I was looking for,” he said.

“It is a big occasion anyway, but for me there is that extra little edge.

“I loved my time there, but I was disappointed to be released and now I have a point to prove.

“It will be good to see some old faces, but hopefully I’ll be getting one over them.”