Lewis Horner

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Lewis Horner
Personal information
Full name Lewis Horner
Date of birth (1992-02-01) 1 February 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Number 17
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Hibernian 3 (0)
2011–2012 East Stirlingshire (loan) 25 (2)
2013 Newcastle Benfield 3 (2)
2013–2014 Blyth Spartans 34 (1)
2014– Inverness Caledonian Thistle 43 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:19, 10 September 2016.

Lewis Horner (born 1 February 1992 in Newcastle upon Tyne) is a professional footballer, who plays as a defender for Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Horner previously appeared in the Scottish Premier League for Hibernian.[1]

Career[edit]

Horner attended Seaton Burn School and joined the football development programme at Tyne Met College. His progression at college went so well that he won a scholarship with Hibernian.[2] Horner signed his first professional contract with Hibernian in January 2010 and made his first team debut as a substitute against Inverness CT on 11 May 2011.[3][4]

He was loaned to Scottish Third Division side East Stirlingshire in November 2011[5] and made his debut the following day against Berwick Rangers.[6]

Horner was released by Hibernian at the end of his contract in 2013[7] and he signed for English non-league club Newcastle Benfield.[8] He then moved to Blyth Spartans in September 2013, having played against them during pre-season.[9] At Blyth, Horner earned a call up to the 'England C' squad, from manager Paul Fairclough, for a fixture marking the Northern League's 125th anniversary.[10]

After a successful trial in August 2014,[11] Horner signed professional terms with Inverness Caledonian Thistle, reuniting him with manager John Hughes, who had previously been his manager at Hibernian.[12][13] He made his debut for the club, coming on as a substitute for David Raven in the 82nd minutes, in a 0–0 draw against Dundee.[14] Horner was an unused substitute as Inverness won the 2015 Scottish Cup Final.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 15 August 2015[16][17]
Club statistics
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Hibernian 2010–11 season 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2011–12 season 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
East Stirlingshire 2011–12 season 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 2
Inverness CT 2014–15 season 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
2015–16 season 17 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 1
Total 57 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 57 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hibernian Profile". Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Scot the talent". Chronicle Live. 21 March 2009. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Football: Lewis Horner signs for Hibernian". Chronicle Live. 23 January 2010. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Inverness v Hibernian". BBC News. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Shire Take Lewis On Loan". East Stirlingshire F.C. 8 November 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Scottish Football League". East Stirlingshire 1 – 3 Berwick Rangers. 9 November 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Summer Transfer Window". www.hibernianfc.co.uk. Hibernian FC. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Ebac Northern League review: Ashington boss thrilled with victory". Newcastle Chronicle. 16 September 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Spartans sign Lewis Horner". www.blythspartansafc.co.uk. Blyth Spartans. 20 September 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "Four Spartans selected for England C squad". News Post Letter. 12 March 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "ICT closing in on deal for Horner". Inverness Courier. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "Transfer news: Former Hibernian player Lewis Horner joins Inverness". Sky Sports. 11 August 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  13. ^ "Horner leaves for Caley". Blyth Spartans F.C. 8 Aug 2014. Retrieved 9 Aug 2014. 
  14. ^ "Inverness CT 0 – 0 Dundee". BBC Sport. 13 August 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  15. ^ Lamont, Alasdair (30 May 2015). "Inverness CT 2–1 Falkirk". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 4 June 2015. 
  16. ^ "Lewis Horner Soccerway Stats". Soccerway. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  17. ^ Lewis Horner at Soccerbase