Sean Morrison (footballer)

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Sean Morrison
Sean Morrison (cropped).png
Morrison playing for Reading in 2013
Personal information
Full name Sean Joseph Morrison
Date of birth (1991-01-08) 8 January 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Plymouth, England
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Reading
Number 15
Youth career
0000–2007 Plymouth Argyle
2007–2008 Swindon Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Swindon Town 50 (6)
2009–2010 Southend United (loan) 8 (0)
2011– Reading 37 (3)
2011 Huddersfield Town (loan) 0 (0)
2012 Huddersfield Town (loan) 19 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:37, 3 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Sean Joseph Morrison[1] (born 8 January 1991)[2] is an English professional footballer who plays for Reading of the Championship, as a centre back. He stands 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m),[2] and is eligible to represent both England and the Republic of Ireland at international level.[3]

Club career[edit]

Swindon Town[edit]

Born in Plymouth, Devon, Morrison signed for Swindon Town from Plymouth Argyle in the summer of 2007, signing a professional contract in February 2008,[4] before being handed a squad number in March 2008.[5] Swindon manager Maurice Malpas announced on 8 April 2008 that he would like to see Morrison and fellow youth player Ben Joyce in some first-team action,[6] and Morrison made his debut on 26 April 2008 against Gillingham, coming on as a first-half substitute for Jerel Ifil.[7] He made his first start for Swindon on the final day of the season, 3 May 2008, in a 2–1 victory over Millwall.[8] He scored his first goal for the club on 25 October 2008, in a 2–0 victory against Oldham Athletic.[9] Morrison signed a one-month loan deal with Southend United on 14 November 2009,[10] which was extended in December.[11] Southend hoped to extend his loan in January 2010,[12] although he eventually returned to Swindon later that same month.[13]

Reading[edit]

On 14 January 2011, Swindon Town and Reading reached an agreement to transfer Morrison after a release-clause in the player's contract was activated,[14] with the deal completing four days later.[15] On 23 March 2011, it was announced that he would join Huddersfield Town on loan until the end of the season, with Reading retaining 24-hour recall after the first month.[16] Having made no appearances whilst on loan, Reading recalled Morrison from Huddersfield on 19 April.[17] He made his Reading debut in a 2–1 defeat against Charlton Athletic in the League Cup second round on 23 August 2011, scoring a consolation goal in his first appearance for the club.[18] Morrison's first appearance in the 2012–13 season came in the 3–2 League Cup victory over Queens Park Rangers on 26 September where he came on as a second half substitute. He then started against Arsenal in the next round on 30 October in a game which Reading lost 7–5.[19] On 2 October, he signed a new deal with Reading, keeping him at the club until 2016.[20]

He made his Premier League debut against QPR on 4 November 2012[21] and scored his first league goal against Wigan Athletic three weeks later.[22]

In August 2013 Morrison was handed the Reading captaincy in the absence of regular captain Jobi McAnuff. He described the event as "an honour".[23] On 10 December 2013, Morrison extended his contract with Reading until the summer of 2017.[24]

Huddersfield Town (loan)[edit]

On 24 January 2012, Morrison re-joined Huddersfield Town on loan until the end of the season.[25] He made his debut four days later in their 1–1 draw against Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park[26] and scored his first goal for the club in the 3–3 draw away to Bury on 3 March. Morrison scored his penalty in the play-off final penalty shoot-out against Sheffield United, which Huddersfield won, promoting them to the Championship.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 26 April 2014[27]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Swindon Town 2007–08 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2008–09 20 1 0 0 1 0 2[a] 0 23 1
2009–10 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 1
2010–11 19 4 3 1 0 0 3[a] 0 25 5
Total 50 6 3 1 2 0 5 0 60 7
Southend United (loan) 2009–10 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Reading 2010–11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1
2012–13 16 2 3 0 2 0 21 2
2013–14 21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 1
Total 37 3 3 0 3 1 0 0 43 4
Huddersfield Town (loan) 2010–11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12 19 1 0 0 0 0 3[b] 0 22 1
Total 19 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 22 1
Career total 114 10 6 1 5 1 8 0 133 12
  1. ^ a b Appearances in the Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in the League One play-offs

Honours[edit]

Huddersfield Town

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Births – England & Wales 1984–2006". Findmypast.com. Retrieved 19 August 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Player profile". Swindon Town F.C. official website. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Paul Hyland (7 April 2011). "Fresh talent on Long list". Herald. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Player profile". Swindon-Town-FC.co.uk. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Morrison handed squad number". Swindon Town F.C. 3 March 2008. Retrieved 29 September 2008. 
  6. ^ "Swindon youngsters to get chance". BBC Sport. 8 April 2008. Retrieved 8 April 2008. 
  7. ^ "Gillingham 1–1 Swindon". BBC Sport. 26 April 2008. Retrieved 4 May 2008. 
  8. ^ "Swindon 2–1 Millwall". BBC Sport. 3 May 2008. Retrieved 3 May 2008. 
  9. ^ "Swindon 2–0 Oldham". BBC Sport. 25 October 2008. Retrieved 25 October 2008. 
  10. ^ "Southend sign Swindon's Morrison". BBC Sport. 14 November 2009. Retrieved 15 November 2009. 
  11. ^ "Southend are set to extend the loan of Sean Morrison". BBC Sport. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  12. ^ "Southend United eye Sean Morrison loan extension". BBC Sport. 5 January 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  13. ^ "Sean Morrison relishes his return to Swindon Town". BBC Sport. 13 January 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  14. ^ "Swindon Town to sell defender Sean Morrison to Reading". BBC Sport. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  15. ^ "Reading sign duo Sean Morrison and Brett Williams". BBC Sport. 18 January 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  16. ^ "Reading loan Sean Morrison to Huddersfield Town". BBC Sport. 23 March 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  17. ^ "Huddersfield Town loan defender Sean Morrison recalled". BBC Sport. 19 April 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  18. ^ "Royals knocked out by unbeaten Addicks". Reading FC. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 
  19. ^ "Royals stunned by Gunners". Reading FC. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 
  20. ^ "Morrison pens new deal". Reading F.C. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  21. ^ "Royals share the spoils". Reading F.C. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  22. ^ http://uk.soccerway.com/matches/2012/11/24/england/premier-league/wigan-athletic-football-club/reading-fc/1293810/
  23. ^ "Morrison: "It was an honour"". Reading F.C. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  24. ^ "Morrison seals new deal". Reading Official Website. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  25. ^ "Huddersfield Town sign Reading's Sean Morrison on loan". BBC Sport. 24 January 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  26. ^ "Tranmere 1 – 1 Huddersfield". BBC Sport. 28 January 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  27. ^ Sean Morrison career stats at Soccerbase

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