Darnell Fisher

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Darnell Fisher
Personal information
Date of birth (1994-04-04) 4 April 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Reading, England
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Right Back
Club information
Current team
Preston North End
Number 14
Youth career
2010–2011 Farnborough
2011–2013 Celtic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 Celtic 17 (0)
2015–2016 St Johnstone (loan) 23 (1)
2016–2017 Rotherham United 34 (0)
2017– Preston North End 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:23, 8 May 2017 (UTC).

Darnell Fisher (born 4 April 1994) is an English footballer who plays as a right back for Preston North End.

Career[edit]

Born in Reading, Berkshire, Fisher began his career at hometown club Eldon Celtic, before moving on to Farnborough.[1] He then signed his first professional contract in the summer of 2011 when he joined Celtic.[2] Fisher made his first team debut for Celtic on 19 October 2013 against Hibernian at Easter Road. Fisher got this opportunity to play at right-back for the first team due to Adam Matthews and Mikael Lustig both being injured.[3] The young defender got an extended run in the team and made a further 12 appearances.[4] An injury sustained in March 2014 ruled Fisher for the rest of the season, but Celtic went on to win the league title and he made enough appearances to collect a league winner's medal.[5][6]

Fisher returned to playing football for the Development Side in September 2014.[5] He made his first appearance of the season for the first team on 11 December 2014 when he came on as a substitute for the under-performing Matthews in Celtic's 4–3 defeat away against Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League.[7][8] Fisher made a further four substitute appearances in League and League Cup games from January to March 2015.[7] He was an unused substitute in Celtic's 2–0 win over Dundee United on 15 March 2015 in the 2015 Scottish League Cup Final, entitling him to a winner's medal.[9] On 25 August 2015, Fisher was loaned to St Johnstone for the rest of the 2015–16 season.[10] He scored his first professional goal in a 3-0 win over Hearts on 19 March 2016.[11]

Fisher signed a three-year contract with Rotherham United in August 2016.[12]

Following Rotherham's relegation at the end of his first season, Fisher signed a three-year contract with Preston North End for an undisclosed fee.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 26 July 2017[14]
Club statistics
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Celtic 2013–14 Scottish Premiership 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
2014–15 5 0 2 0 0 0 1[a] 0 8 0
Total 17 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 21 0
St Johnstone (loan) 2015–16 Scottish Premiership 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 1
Rotherham United 2016–17 EFL Championship 34 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 35 0
Preston North End 2017–18 EFL Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Total 74 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 78 1
  1. ^ Match in the Europa League

Honours[edit]

Celtic

References[edit]

  1. ^ Halliday, Stephen (29 January 2014). "Darnell Fisher’s quirky route to Celtic first team". The Scotsman. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Celtic Football Club". Celticfc.net. 17 July 2012. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hibernian 1-1 Celtic - BBC Sport". M.bbc.co.uk. 19 October 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Darnell Fisher". Fitbastats. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  5. ^ a b McHugh, Joe (30 September 2014). "Fisher makes his return from injury". Video Celts. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "I'm relishing Celtic'c Champions League campaign - Darnell Fisher". Inside Futbol. 17 April 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Games involving Fisher,Darnell in season 2014/2015". FitbaStats. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Match report - Dinamo Zagreb 4 - 3 Celtic". ESPN. 11 December 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  9. ^ a b Wilson, Richard (15 March 2015). "Dundee Utd 0 - 2 Celtic". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "Celtic's Darnell Fisher joins St Johnstone on loan". BBC Sport. BBC. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "Hearts 0-3 St Johnstone". BBC Sport. 19 March 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2017. 
  12. ^ "Darnell Fisher: Rotherham sign defender from Celtic on three-year deal". BBC Sport. BBC. 10 August 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  13. ^ "Darnell Fisher Signs For Preston North End". PNEFC. 26 July 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2017. 
  14. ^ "D. Fisher". Soccerway. Retrieved 11 August 2016.