Dean Morgan

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Dean Morgan
Dean Morgan 15-03-2014 1.jpg
Morgan playing for Wycombe Wanderers in 2014
Personal information
Full name Dean Lance Morgan[1]
Date of birth (1983-10-03) 3 October 1983 (age 31)[1]
Place of birth Edmonton, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Striker / Winger
Club information
Current team
Crawley Town
(on loan from Woking)
Number 10
Youth career
000?–2000 Colchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Colchester United 71 (6)
2003–2005 Reading 31 (3)
2005–2009 Luton Town 88 (11)
2007–2008 Southend United (loan) 8 (0)
2008 Crewe Alexandra (loan) 9 (1)
2008–2009 Leyton Orient (loan) 32 (5)
2009 Grays Athletic 2 (1)
2009–2010 Milton Keynes Dons 9 (1)
2010 Aldershot Town (loan) 11 (4)
2010–2012 Chesterfield 38 (4)
2012 Oxford United (loan) 10 (1)
2012–2014 Wycombe Wanderers 57 (15)
2014– Woking 25 (9)
2015– Crawley Town (loan) 13 (0)
National team
2014– Montserrat 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:01, 26 April 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:36, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Dean Lance Morgan (born 3 October 1983) is a professional footballer who plays for Crawley Town on loan from Woking. He also plays for Montserrat.

He has previously played for Wycombe Wanderers, Colchester United, Reading, Luton Town, Southend United, Crewe Alexandra, Leyton Orient, Grays Athletic, Milton Keynes Dons, Aldershot Town, Chesterfield and Oxford United.

Club career[edit]

Morgan started his career with Colchester United, but left in September 2003, having his contract cancelled by mutual consent.[2] He joined Reading in November 2003, before being released at the end of the 2004–05 season. He joined Luton Town in the summer of 2005. Morgan started well, scoring a late winner against Southampton on his first home appearance for the Hatters. This goal earned Morgan the club's Goal of the Season award. Despite this, Morgan proved an unpopular face at Kenilworth Road following rumors of an altercation with club captain Kevin Nicholls and displays of petulance on pitch leading some fans to feel his had a poor attitude.[3]

Despite interest from other teams,[citation needed] Morgan signed a new deal at Luton on 16 February 2007, keeping him at Luton until the summer of 2009.[4]

On 16 November 2007, Morgan signed on loan for Southend United until January 2008.[5] He scored three goals for Southend, all of which came in the FA Cup in games against Oxford United (scoring once)[6] and Dagenham & Redbridge (scoring twice).[7] On 3 January 2008, Leeds United manager Dennis Wise confirmed that Morgan was one of his transfer targets in the transfer window,[8] but Morgan remained at Luton as Leeds would not meet his wage demands, despite Luton being willing to release him on a free transfer.[9] This was not the first time Wise had attempted to bring Morgan to Leeds, having also tried to sign him during the 2006–07 season. On 7 March 2008 Morgan signed for Crewe Alexandra on loan for the rest of the season,[10] where he scored once against Gillingham.[11]

Morgan was contracted to Luton until the end of the 2008–09 season, but never made another first-team appearance for the Hatters. On 29 August 2008, Morgan joined Leyton Orient on loan until January 2009,[12] later extended to the end of the season. He played 34 games for the O's from left midfield, scoring five goals.

Morgan was released on a free transfer by Luton on 27 May 2009.[13] Subsequently he signed for Conference Premier club Grays Athletic on 10 August.[14] Morgan made just two appearances for Grays, scoring once against Tamworth[15] before being released. In September 2009, Morgan joined Milton Keynes Dons on trial,[16] before signing on non-contract terms.[17] Morgan scored his first goal for the club in a 2–1 win over former club Leyton Orient on 12 December 2009,[18] and followed this up with his second goal against Premier League side Burnley in the FA Cup on 2 January 2010.[19] On 25 March 2010, Morgan signed for Aldershot Town on loan, until the end of the season.[20] He scored his first goal for Aldershot Town in the 3–0 win over Rotherham United on 5 April.

He was released by MK Dons when his contract expired at the end of the season.[21]


Morgan playing for Chesterfield in 2011

Despite being offered a contract by Aldershot he decided to sign for Chesterfield,[22] making his debut on 21 August 2010 in a 4–0 victory at home to Hereford United.[23] He scored his first goal in the 1–2 away win at Walsall, Morgan skipped past Darryl Westlake and Richard Taundry on 33 minutes, his fierce drive going inside goalkeeper Jonny Brain’s near post, putting his side through to the next round of the Football League Trophy[24]

On 8 March 2012, Morgan signed on loan for League Two side Oxford United.[25] He came on as a substitute to make his debut against Bradford City at Valley Parade, in which they lost 2–1.[26] He was released by Chesterfield at the end of the 2011–12 season.[27]

Wycombe Wanderers[edit]

In September 2012 Morgan joined Conference Premier side Grimsby Town on trial and was expected to play for the club's reserve team in a league match at Gateshead. However prior to the game Morgan announced via his Twitter account that he would not be playing for the club and had decided to trial elsewhere.[28]

The following day Morgan penned a short term deal with Wycombe Wanderers.[29] He has since established himself as a key player in the side as Wycombe's form picked up after their poor start to the season and signed a contract extension keeping him at the club until the summer on 3 January 2013.[30] Morgan was offered a deal to the end of the 2012–13 season and went on to sign another year.

He was released by Wycombe on 14 May 2014, after the expiry of his contract.[31]


In August, Morgan signed for Woking the day before the start of the 2014–15 season, and was in the matchday squad for the opening fixture away v Alfreton. Dean then went onto score the equalising goal before setting up another for strike partner Scott Rendell in a 3–1 win.

International career[edit]

In May 2014, he was called up by the Montserrat national football team to face U.S. Virgin Islands and Bonaire in the preliminary round of the 2014 Caribbean Cup qualification phase.




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  2. ^ "Morgan leaves Colchester". BBC Sport. 11 September 2003. Retrieved 11 September 2003. 
  3. ^ "Dean Morgan Player Profile". Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Morgan and Underwood extend deals". BBC Sport. 16 February 2007. Retrieved 16 February 2007. 
  5. ^ "Southend snap up Morgan on loan". BBC Sport. 16 November 2007. Retrieved 16 November 2007. 
  6. ^ "Southend 3–0 Oxford". BBC Sport. 11 December 2007. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  7. ^ "Southend 5–2 Dag & Red". BBC Sport. 5 January 2008. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  8. ^ "Double interest". Leeds United A.F.C. 3 January 2008. Retrieved 3 January 2008. 
  9. ^ "Dean Morgan". Leeds United A.F.C. 7 January 2008. Retrieved 3 January 2008. 
  10. ^ "Alex boss completes double swoop". BBC Sport. 7 March 2008. Retrieved 7 March 2008. 
  11. ^ "Gillingham 0–3 Crewe". BBC Sport. 15 March 2008. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  12. ^ "Morgan makes loan move to Orient". BBC Sport. 29 August 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2008. 
  13. ^ "Hatters release quintet". Luton Town F.C. 27 May 2009. Retrieved 27 May 2009. 
  14. ^ "Two more join Grays". Non-League Daily. 10 August 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
  15. ^ "Tamworth 2–1 Grays Athletic". BBC Sport. 15 August 2009. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  16. ^ "Celtic workout pleases Robbo". Milton Keynes Dons F.C. 17 September 2009. Retrieved 18 September 2009. 
  17. ^ "View from the Moocamp: Powell makes top XI". MK News (Milton Keynes). 30 September 2009. Retrieved 30 September 2009. 
  18. ^ "Leyton Orient 1 – 2 MK Dons". BBC Sport. 12 December 2009. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  19. ^ "MK Dons 1 – 2 Burnley". BBC Sport. 2 January 2010. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  20. ^ "Loan Signing Confirmed". Aldershot Town F.C. 25 March 2010. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  21. ^ "MK Dons forward Dean Morgan released". BBC Sport. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 28 May 2010. 
  22. ^ "Chesterfield sign forward Dean Morgan". BBC Sport. 16 August 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  23. ^ "Chesterfield 4–0 Hereford". BBC Sport. 21 August 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  24. ^ "Walsall 1–2 Chesterfield". BBC Sport. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  25. ^ "Oxford United sign Dean Morgan from Chesterfield". BBC Sport. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  26. ^ "Bradford 2–1 Oxford". BBC Sport. 10 March 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  27. ^ "Spireites issue retained list". Chesterfield F.C. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
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  30. ^ "Blues striker seals new contract". Buckinghamshire Examiner. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  31. ^ "Wycombe Wanderers release Leon Johnson and eight others". BBC Sport. 14 May 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 

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