Ellis Harrison

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Ellis Harrison
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Ellis Harrison playing for Ipswich Town in 2018
Personal information
Full name Ellis Wade Harrison
Date of birth (1994-01-29) 29 January 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Newport, Wales
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward/Winger
Club information
Current team
Ipswich Town
Number 10
Youth career
0000–2011 Bristol Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2018 Bristol Rovers 185 (44)
2016Hartlepool United (loan) 2 (0)
2018– Ipswich Town 10 (0)
National team
2013–2016 Wales U21 14 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:10, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 06:06, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

Ellis Wade Harrison (born 29 January 1994) is a Welsh association footballer from Newport[1] who plays as a striker for Ipswich Town.

Career[edit]

Bristol Rovers[edit]

2010–11 season[edit]

He made his senior debut for the Pirates on the 16 April 2011 in a 1–0 defeat to Southampton at St Mary's Stadium, when he came on as a 75th-minute substitute for Jo Kuffour.[2] This was the first time he had been in a first team matchday squad, having been included after impressing the manager during a reserve team game four days earlier.[3]

Harrison with Bristol Rovers in 2015

2012–13 season[edit]

Ellis made his first league start on 12 January 2013 in a 3–0 victory against Fleetwood Town, setting up Danny Woodards to score the first goal after only five minutes of play.[4] He scored his first goal for the club two weeks later on 26 January 2013, in a 3–1 victory away against Rotherham United at New York Stadium.[5] He scored both goals in a 2–1 victory over Rochdale in March 2013.[6]

2013–14 season[edit]

Prior to the following season, Harrison agreed a new three-year contract with Rovers.[7] Harrison featured in 25 league games, but scored just once, again at Highbury Stadium home of Fleetwood Town. Rovers ended the season relegated to the Conference Premier, ending their 94-year stay in the Football League. Harrison meanwhile was placed on the transfer list by manager Darrell Clarke.[8]

2014–15 season[edit]

Harrison initially featured sporadically at the start of the 2014–15 season, but scored late winners against F.C. Halifax Town[9] and Lincoln City[10] in August and September respectively. Harrison scored his first professional hat-trick in the FA Cup fixture away to Dorchester Town.[11] Harrison ended the season with 17 goals in league and cup, including six in the final five league fixtures as Rovers finishing just one point off top of the league and with it automatic promotion. Harrison was sent off in the play-off semi-final game with Forest Green Rovers,[12] but returned for the final at Wembley Stadium where he scored the crucial equalising goal against Grimsby Town.[13] Rovers went on to win the game on penalties to return to League Two at the first time of asking.

2015–16 season[edit]

The 2015–16 season saw Harrison regularly feature, both in the starting lineup and from the substitutes' bench, until toward the end of 2015 when he was often an unused substitute. On 17 January 2016 he agreed to join fellow League Two side Hartlepool United on a month-long loan with a view to attaining more game time.[14] As Ellis returned from his loan spell at Hartlepool United F.C., he scored a crucial late equaliser vs league leaders Northampton Town F.C.[15] This proved to be important for the clubs automatic promotion race, as Rovers went up on goal difference with a victory over Dagenham & Redbridge F.C. on the final day.

2016–17 season[edit]

Harrison scored his first goal of the 2016–17 season in a 2–1 defeat to Bolton Wanderers [16] Harrison scored again on 24 September 2016 with the equaliser in a 2–1 win over Port Vale.[17] He also scored a last gasp winner against Gillingham on 15 October to make it three goals that season for him and keep a 3-game winning streak alive. On 7 January 2017 he scored 4 goals in a 5–0 victory over Northampton Town F.C..[18]

On 28 June 2017, Harrison signed a new deal following what he called a 'disappointing' season.[19]

2017–18 season[edit]

Harrison scored his first goal of the season in his 2nd match, a 4–1 Carabao Cup victory over Cambridge United. Harrison made it 3–0 to the hosts after Lee Brown whipped in a delightful delivery from the left and Harrison climbed above the U's defender to head home from 6 yards.[20]

He scored his first league goal of the season on 26 August, grabbing the third goal off the bench in a 3–1 victory over Fleetwood Town[21] just a few days after scoring to give Rovers a 1–0 win away to Championship side Fulham in the Carabao Cup.[22] He also scored twice in the 6–0 away win against Northampton Town 6 weeks later. On 2 December, he scored the equaliser in a 2-1 victory over Rotherham United at the Memorial.

Harrison won the January goal of the month award for EFL League One with his solo effort against Doncaster Rovers late on in a 3-1 victory[23] the goal being his 10th of the season.

Ipswich Town[edit]

On 23 July 2018, Harrison signed a two-year deal with Ipswich Town with an option for a third year, joining the 'Tractor Boys' for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £750,000.[24]

International career[edit]

Harrison was called up to the Wales Under-21 squad versus Moldova on 22 March 2013.[25] He was called up for a second time for the 14 August 2013 UEFA Championship qualifier against Finland. He made his Wales under-21 debut on 8 October 2013 in a 2–0 win over Lithuania[26] and scored his first international goal while gaining his second cap in the 4–0 win over San Marino five days later,[27] helping to avenge an embarrassing 1–0 defeat to the minnows the previous month.[28]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 8 December 2018
Season Club Division League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bristol Rovers 2010–11[29] League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12[30] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13[31] 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 3
2013–14[32] 25 1 2 0 1 0 1[a] 0 29 1
2014–15[33] Conference Premier 35 13 2 3 2[b] 1 39 17
2015–16[34] League Two 30 7 1 0 1 1 0 0 32 8
2016–17[35] League One 37 8 2 0 2 1 1[c] 0 42 9
2017–18[36] 44 12 1 0 3 2 1 0 49 14
Bristol Rovers 185 44 8 3 7 4 5 1 205 52
Hartlepool United (loan) 2015–16[34] League Two 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Ipswich Town 2018–19[37] Championship 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Career total 197 44 8 3 7 4 5 1 217 52
  1. ^ Appearance in the Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in the Conference Premier play-offs
  3. ^ Appearance in the EFL Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Darren Patterson: Teen strikers will inspire Bristol Rovers' lads". thisisbristol.co.uk. Bristol Evening Post. 19 April 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Southampton 1–0 Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport. 16 April 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Two changes". Bristol Rovers Football Club. 16 April 2011. Archived from the original on 18 April 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Fleetwood 3–0 Bristol Rovers" BBC Sport. 12 January 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Rotherham 1–3 Bristol Rovers" BBC Sport. 26 January 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Bristol Rovers 2–1 Rochdale" BBC Sport. 16 March 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  7. ^ "HARRISON SIGNS NEW CONTRACT". Bristol Rovers Official Website. bristolrovers.co.uk. 12 June 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  8. ^ "RETAINED LIST". Bristol Rovers Official Website. bristolrovers.co.uk. 6 May 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Bristol Rovers 2–1 Halifax". BBC Sport. bbc.co.uk/sport. 30 August 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Lincoln City 2–3 Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport. bbc.co.uk/sport. 13 September 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  11. ^ "ROVERS THROUGH TO FA CUP FIRST ROUND". Bristol Rovers Official Website. bristolrovers.co.uk. 25 October 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  12. ^ "Forest Green 0–1 Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport. bbc.co.uk/sport. 29 April 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  13. ^ "Bristol Rovers 1–1 Grimsby". BBC Sport. bbc.co.uk/sport. 17 May 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  14. ^ "Harrison Joins Pools On A Month's Loan". Hartlepool United F.C. 17 January 2016.
  15. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/35949025
  16. ^ "Bristol Rovers 1–2 Bolton Wanderers: Ellis Harrison scores but Bolton do enough to end record". Bristol Post. 17 August 2016. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  17. ^ "Bristol Rovers 2–1 Port Vale LIVE recap: Ellis Harrison and Jermaine Easter fire pirates to victory". Bristol Post. 24 September 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  18. ^ "Bristol Rovers 5–0 Northampton Town". BBC. 7 January 2017. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  19. ^ "Ellis Harrison:Bristol Rovers forward signs new contract". BBC Sport. 28 June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  20. ^ "Bristol Rovers 4–1 Cambridge United". BBC Sport. 8 August 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  21. ^ "Bristol Rovers 3–1 Fleetwood Town". BBC Sport. 26 August 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  22. ^ "Fulham 0–1 Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport. 22 August 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  23. ^ "EFL Goal of the Month awards". Sky Sports. 16 February 2018.
  24. ^ "Ellis Harrison: Ipswich Town sign Bristol Rovers striker for reported £750,000". BBC Sport. 23 July 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  25. ^ Wales Under-21
  26. ^ Under-21s v Lithuania – A win for Wales
  27. ^ Wales v San Marino Under 21 – A Win Wales!
  28. ^ San Marino U21 1 – 0 Wales U21
  29. ^ "Games played by Ellis Harrison in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  30. ^ "Games played by Ellis Harrison in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  31. ^ "Games played by Ellis Harrison in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  32. ^ "Games played by Ellis Harrison in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  33. ^ "Games played by Ellis Harrison in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  34. ^ a b "Games played by Ellis Harrison in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  35. ^ "Games played by Ellis Harrison in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  36. ^ "Games played by Ellis Harrison in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  37. ^ "Games played by Ellis Harrison in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 December 2018.

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