* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:50 24 February 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Andrew Jonathan "Andy" Morrell (born 28 September 1974) is an English footballer who was last assistant manager at Shrewsbury Town, and previously player-manager of Wrexham. Morrell played 359 games in the Football league for Wrexham, Coventry City, Blackpool and Bury, scoring 96 goals. Initially handed the managers role on an interim basis at Wrexham, after Dean Saunders left to manage Doncaster Rovers, Morrell was given the job until the end of the season after a run of seven wins in nine games. He left the position in February 2014 after two and a half years as manager with a win record at over 52%
Morrell's first big break came when he started talking to Sky Sports presenter Rob McCaffrey, who was helping to write the autobiography of Joey Jones, Wrexham's first-team coach at the time. McCaffrey arranged for Morrell to have a trial at the club. After a week's trial he was kept on at Wrexham and was coached by their striking coach Ian Rush, from whom he learnt a great deal. With his new strike partner Lee Trundle he scored 34 league goals in 45 games in the 2002–03 season, making him top scorer in all four divisions that year, having only scored two goals the entire previous season.
After a very impressive spell with Wrexham, Morrell caught the eye of Coventry City manager Gary McAllister, who signed him on a free transfer in the summer of 2003. Morrell scored nine goals in 19 starts in his first season with Coventry; however, this decreased to six goals the following season following a transition to a wide midfield position.
Morrell signed for Blackpool on a free transfer on 15 August 2006, after failing to make an appearance for Coventry during the first three games of the 2006–07 season. On 5 May 2007, he scored four goals in Blackpool's 6–3 victory at Swansea City. He also scored against Oldham Athletic in the second leg of the play-off semi-final, which put his league goals in his nine months with Blackpool at 17, which was the total he scored in three years with Coventry. He finished the 2006–07 season as Blackpool's top scorer with 20 goals in all competitions.
On 7 May 2008, Morrell was offered a new contract by Blackpool. But Morrell declined the offer instead joining Bury on 9 August. He signed a two-year contract with the League Two club. In his two seasons with the Gigg Lane club Morrell made 78 appearances scoring 18 goals.
Return to Wrexham and start of managerial career
After his two seasons with Bury Morrell left the club and on 28 June 2010, he signed a two-year contract with his former club Wrexham, scoring the winning goal on his debut, a 1–0 win over Cambridge United in the first game of the season. Morrell took a major part in Wrexham's first team and played in the Conference Play-off semi-finals of the 2010/2011 season but lost to rivals Luton Town. On 23 September 2011, he took over as caretakerplayer-manager at Wrexham, following the departure of Dean Saunders to Donaster Rovers. After leading Wrexham to seven wins in nine games, he was appointed player-manager on a permanent basis on a contract until the end of the 2011–12 season on 29 October. During his first season as Wrexham manager he led the reds to an FA Cup 3rd round match against Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion. Wrexham took the Albion to a replay in front of a packed Racecourse. Wrexham lost the game on penalties 4–5 with Brighton keeper Peter Brezovan saving the first penalty taken by Wrexham captain Dean Keates. Also Morrell guided Wrexham to the Play-offs after narrowly missing out on automatic promotion to Fleetwood Town even after gaining 98 points in the season. Andy's Dragons lost in the semi-final for the second year running once again to Luton Town who went on to lose to York City. In April 2012 Morrell signed a new 2-year deal with Wrexham, one year as a player then an additional year as manager. This was alongside Assistant/Goalkeeper coach Michael Oakes and Assistant Billy Barr. In 2013 Morrell led his Wrexham team to Wembley on two occasions. The first against Grimsby Town FC, in the FA Trophy Final. Wrexham won the game on Penalties after it finished 1–1 after extra time. The second occasion was for the Conference Play Off Final. Wrexham had beaten Kidderminster harriers 5–2 on aggregate to get to the final, but were beaten by fellow Welsh side Newport County 2–0. The following season began terribly for Morrell's Wrexham which saw them in the bottom half for most of the first half of the 2013–14 campaign, Morrell decided not to play in most games although on 23 November he came on as a sub in the first half for injured Brett Ormerod and scored a fantastic volley and earned the man of the match award against Forest Green Rovers.
On 23 February 2014 Andy Morrell left his position as manager of Wrexham FC by mutual consent after a meeting with the board members, leaving the club after four years as a player, and two and a half years as player/manager.