Alan Morgan (footballer born 1973)

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Alan Morgan
Personal information
Date of birth (1973-11-02) 2 November 1973 (age 40)
Place of birth Aberystwyth, Wales
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–2002 Tranmere Rovers 65 (1)
1996 Altrincham (loan) ? (?)
2002 Doncaster Rovers 3 (0)
2002–2003 Morecambe 6 (1)
2003–2004 Porthmadog 5 (0)
2004–2005 NEWI Cefn Druids 17 (0)
2005 Rhyl 1 (0)
2005–2006 Connah's Quay Nomads 24 (0)
2007 Bangor City 1 (0)
Total 122 (2)
Teams managed
2004 NEWI Cefn Druids (Player Manager)
2006-2007 Connah's Quay Nomads (Assistant Manager)
2007-2009 Bangor City (Assistant Manager)
2009-2012 Aberystwyth Town
2012- Llandudno Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:00, 13 October 2009 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Alan Morgan (born 2 November 1973 in Aberystwyth) is a Welsh former professional footballer and Wales under-21 international.[1] He moved into club management after his playing career, with Welsh Premier League side Aberystwyth Town. Following this, Morgan was appointed manager of Huws Gray Alliance side Llandudno Town.

Playing career[edit]

Morgan began his career at Tranmere Rovers, making his debut on 27 August 1996 in a 2–0 victory over Port Vale before spending time on loan at Conference National side Altrincham. The following season, Morgan began to establish himself in the first team at Prenton Park, making 23 appearances in all competitions. However continuing injury problems restricted his first team appearances in the following years and, in 2002, he was allowed to join Doncaster Rovers on a free transfer.[2]

He played just three times for Doncaster before being released and instead moved to Morecambe in December 2002.[3] After a spell with Porthmadog, Morgan took over as player-manager of Welsh Premier League side NEWI Cefn Druids, replacing Steve O'Shaughnessy in February 2004.[4] However he spent just 10 months in the role before stepping down in December 2004 and moving to Rhyl, where he made one appearance before ending his first team playing career at Connah's Quay Nomads.

Managerial career[edit]

In 2007, Morgan joined Bangor City as assistant manager to former Tranmere player Neville Powell where they led the side to two consecutive top six finishes and UEFA Cup places.

Aberystwyth Town[edit]

Morgan was appointed as manager of his home town team Aberystwyth Town in November 2009, succeeding Brian Coyne.[5] Morgan was joined by his former Tranmere and Wales under-21 team mate Christian Edwards, who had served as caretaker manager of the club during the vacancy, as his assistant manager.[6] In his first season, Morgan took Aberystwyth to a fourth placed finish.

He left the club in February 2012 by mutual consent after a disappointing season.[7]

Llandudno Town[edit]

In November 2012, Morgan was appointed manager of Llandudno Town FC. Following his appointment he was named Huws Gray Alliance Manager of the Month.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "End of era as Morgan set to quit". Liverpool Echo. 2002-04-23. Retrieved 2009-11-04. 
  2. ^ "Doncaster sign midfielder". BBC Sport. 2002-07-28. Retrieved 2009-11-04. 
  3. ^ "Morgan joins Morecambe". BBC Sport. 2002-12-30. Retrieved 2009-11-04. 
  4. ^ "A brief history". NEWI Cefn Druids F.C. Retrieved 2010-02-21. 
  5. ^ "Morgs the man for Aberyswyth". welsh-premier.com. 2009-11-04. Retrieved 2009-11-04. 
  6. ^ "Alan Morgan leaves Bangor City FC to take over as Aberystwyth Town FC manager". Liverpool Daily Post. 2009-11-04. Retrieved 2010-02-21. 
  7. ^ "Aberystwyth part company with manager Morgan". welsh-premier.com. 29 February 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 

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