Sean Morrison (footballer)

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Sean Morrison
Sean Morrison.jpg
Morrison playing for Cardiff City in 2014
Personal information
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
Cardiff City
Number 36
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)
2011–2014 Reading 38 (4)
2011 Huddersfield Town (loan) 0 (0)
2012 Huddersfield Town (loan) 19 (1)
2014– Cardiff City 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:39, 18 October 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

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

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,[3] before being handed a squad number in March 2008.[4] 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,[5] and Morrison made his debut on 26 April 2008 against Gillingham, coming on as a first-half substitute for Jerel Ifil.[6] He made his first start for Swindon on the final day of the season, 3 May 2008, in a 2–1 victory over Millwall.[7] He scored his first goal for the club on 25 October 2008, in a 2–0 victory against Oldham Athletic.[8] Morrison signed a one-month loan deal with Southend United on 14 November 2009,[9] which was extended in December.[10] Southend hoped to extend his loan in January 2010,[11] although he eventually returned to Swindon later that same month.[12]

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,[13] with the deal completing four days later.[14] 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.[15] Having made no appearances whilst on loan, Reading recalled Morrison from Huddersfield on 19 April.[16] 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.[17]

Morrison playing for Reading in 2013.

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.[18] On 2 October, he signed a new deal with Reading, keeping him at the club until 2016.[19]

He made his Premier League debut against QPR on 4 November 2012[20] and scored his first league goal against Wigan Athletic three weeks later.[21]

In August 2013 Morrison was handed the Reading captaincy in the absence of regular captain Jobi McAnuff. He described the event as "an honour".[22] On 10 December 2013, Morrison extended his contract with Reading until the summer of 2017.[23]

Huddersfield Town (loan)[edit]

On 24 January 2012, Morrison re-joined Huddersfield Town on loan until the end of the season.[24] He made his debut four days later in their 1–1 draw against Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park[25] 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.

Cardiff City[edit]

On 15 August 2014, Morrison signed a four-year contract with Cardiff City.[26]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 18 October 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
2014–15 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
Total 38 4 3 0 4 1 0 0 45 5
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
Cardiff City 2014–15 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
Career total 123 12 6 1 6 1 8 0 143 14
  1. ^ a b Appearances in the Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in the League One play-offs

Honours[edit]

Huddersfield Town

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Player profile". Swindon Town F.C. official website. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Paul Hyland (7 April 2011). "Fresh talent on Long list". Herald. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Player profile". Swindon-Town-FC.co.uk. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Morrison handed squad number". Swindon Town F.C. 3 March 2008. Retrieved 29 September 2008. 
  5. ^ "Swindon youngsters to get chance". BBC Sport. 8 April 2008. Retrieved 8 April 2008. 
  6. ^ "Gillingham 1–1 Swindon". BBC Sport. 26 April 2008. Retrieved 4 May 2008. 
  7. ^ "Swindon 2–1 Millwall". BBC Sport. 3 May 2008. Retrieved 3 May 2008. 
  8. ^ "Swindon 2–0 Oldham". BBC Sport. 25 October 2008. Retrieved 25 October 2008. 
  9. ^ "Southend sign Swindon's Morrison". BBC Sport. 14 November 2009. Retrieved 15 November 2009. 
  10. ^ "Southend are set to extend the loan of Sean Morrison". BBC Sport. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  11. ^ "Southend United eye Sean Morrison loan extension". BBC Sport. 5 January 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  12. ^ "Sean Morrison relishes his return to Swindon Town". BBC Sport. 13 January 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  13. ^ "Swindon Town to sell defender Sean Morrison to Reading". BBC Sport. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  14. ^ "Reading sign duo Sean Morrison and Brett Williams". BBC Sport. 18 January 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  15. ^ "Reading loan Sean Morrison to Huddersfield Town". BBC Sport. 23 March 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  16. ^ "Huddersfield Town loan defender Sean Morrison recalled". BBC Sport. 19 April 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  17. ^ "Royals knocked out by unbeaten Addicks". Reading FC. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 
  18. ^ "Royals stunned by Gunners". Reading FC. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 
  19. ^ "Morrison pens new deal". Reading F.C. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  20. ^ "Royals share the spoils". Reading F.C. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  21. ^ http://uk.soccerway.com/matches/2012/11/24/england/premier-league/wigan-athletic-football-club/reading-fc/1293810/
  22. ^ "Morrison: "It was an honour"". Reading F.C. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  23. ^ "Morrison seals new deal". Reading Official Website. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  24. ^ "Huddersfield Town sign Reading's Sean Morrison on loan". BBC Sport. 24 January 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  25. ^ "Tranmere 1 – 1 Huddersfield". BBC Sport. 28 January 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  26. ^ "Morrison signs for Cardiff". http://www.readingfc.co.uk. Reading F.C. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  27. ^ Sean Morrison career stats at Soccerbase

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