On this day - 4 July

West Ham United made a double defensive swoop on this day ten years ago to bring Cardiff City pair Danny Gabbidon and James Collins to the Boleyn Ground.

The pair, both Welsh internationals, helped Cardiff rise from League Two to the Championship before earning their top flight chance with the Hammers, who had just been promoted via the play-offs.

They immediately played their part for the Hammers, Gabbidon featuring in 32 league games that season, while Collins was involved in 14.

The Club also enjoyed a thrilling run to the FA Cup final that season, and both Gabbidon and Collins were in the squad for that cruel penalty shootout defeat to Liverpool.

Gabbidon would remain at the Boleyn Ground for six years, playing 113 games in claret and blue without scoring a goal before moving on to Queens Park Rangers.

Collins, meanwhile, left for Aston Villa in 2009 but returned to east London in 2012. Since returning, 'Ginge' has made 85 appearances, scoring three times. One of the most popular players in recent times, he is affectionately known as the 'Ginger Pele'.