Marcus Harness

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Marcus Harness
Personal information
Full name Marcus Anthony Myers-Harness[1]
Date of birth (1996-02-24) 24 February 1996 (age 21)
Place of birth Coventry, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[2]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Port Vale
(on loan from Burton Albion)
Number 7
Youth career
Coventry City
Burton Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– Burton Albion 36 (0)
2015 Ilkeston (loan)
2015–2016 Aldershot Town (loan) 2 (0)
2017– Port Vale (loan) 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 17 September 2017 (UTC).

Marcus Anthony Myers-Harness (born 24 February 1996) is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger for EFL League Two side Port Vale, on loan from EFL Championship club Burton Albion.

He made his competitive first team debut for Burton Albion in September 2013, at the age of 17. He helped the club to win the League Two title in the 2014–15 season, and then had loan spells at Ilkeston and Aldershot Town, before he helped Burton to win promotion out of League One in 2015–16. He joined Port Vale on loan for the 2017–18 season.

Playing career[edit]

Harness spent time in the youth team at Coventry City, before switching to Burton Albion.[3] He made his first competitive appearance for Burton in a 1–0 defeat to Notts County at Meadow Lane in a League Trophy tie on 3 September 2013.[4] He made his league debut on 22 March 2014, coming on for Alex MacDonald 68 minutes into a 1–0 defeat to Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park.[5] He made his first league start on 3 May, in a 1–0 defeat to Southend United at Roots Hall; this was his fourth and final appearance of the 2013–14 camaign.[6]

He signed a two-year professional contract in May 2014.[7] Speaking two months later, manager Gary Rowett said that Harness had "bulked up" over the summer and "he’s one of those players who can go past people. Whether he can do that over a sustained period, we’ll only know when he gets opportunities."[8] On 27 August 2014, he was voted man of the match in Burton's 1–0 win over Premier League side Queens Park Rangers in a League Cup tie at the Pirelli Stadium; he won a free-kick on the edge of the box that was scored by Adam McGurk.[9] He played 22 games throughout the 2014–15 season as Burton won promotion as champions of League Two. However he featured in just four games in the second half of the campaign, despite manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink saying he was "doing really, really well in training".[10]

On 7 August 2015, he joined Northern Premier League Premier Division side Ilkeston on a one-month loan.[11] He was sent off during injury-time in a 4–3 win over Stourbridge on 23 August.[12] On 27 November 2015, he joined National League club Aldershot Town on a five-week loan.[13] However he made just two substitute appearances for Barry Smith's "Shots" during his spell at the Recreation Ground. He went on to make five substitute appearances for Burton as the club achieved promotion out of League One and he "impressed with his pace and direct running" during these games and was named as Burton's 'Most Improved Young Player' for the 2015–16 season, after which his contract was extended for a further year.[14][15][16] He played ten Championship matches in the 2016–17 season, and Albion took up a one-year extension to Harness's contract in May 2017.[17]

On 18 July 2017, he joined League Two side Port Vale on loan for the 2017–18 season.[18]

Style of play[edit]

Burton Mail reporter Joshua Murray described Harness as a pacey and skillful winger, who is right-footed but able to play on either flank or even at wing-back.[19]

Statistics[edit]

Club Season Division League FA Cup EFL Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Aldershot Town (loan) 2015–16[20] National League 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Port Vale (loan) 2017–18[21] EFL League Two 7 0 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 9 0
Burton Albion 2013–14[22] League Two 3 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 4 0
2014–15[23] League Two 18 0 1 0 2 0 1[a] 0 22 0
2015–16[24] League One 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2016–17[25] EFL Championship 10 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 13 0
2017–18[21] EFL Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 36 0 2 0 4 0 2 0 44 0
Career total[b] 45 0 2 0 5 0 3 0 55 0
  1. ^ a b c Includes appearance/s in the EFL Trophy.
  2. ^ Statistics for Ilkeston not known.

Honours[edit]

Burton Albion

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Football League Limited: Club list of registered players as at 16th May 2015" (PDF). The Football League. 16 May 2015. p. 66. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "First Team - Midfielder - Marcus Myers-Harness". www.burtonalbionfc.co.uk. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  3. ^ Sloan, Tom (7 October 2014). "Burton Albion winger Marcus Harness relishing his chance at the Pirelli". Burton Mail. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  4. ^ "Notts County 1-0 Burton Albion". burtonalbionfc.co.uk. 3 September 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  5. ^ Leach, Sean (22 March 2014). "Report: Iron 1-0 Burton Albion". scunthorpe-united.co.uk. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "Southend United 1-0 Burton Albion". BBC Sport. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  7. ^ "Burton Albion deals for Lee Bell, Phil Edwards and Dean Lyness". BBC Sport. 29 May 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  8. ^ Broome, David (23 July 2014). "Burton Albion boss Gary Rowett encouraged by Brewers youngster Marcus Harness". Derby Telegraph. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  9. ^ "Burton’s Adam McGurk cuts mighty QPR down to size". The Guardian. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  10. ^ Sloan, Tom (18 April 2015). "Burton Albion boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has grand ideas for Matty Palmer". Burton Mail. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  11. ^ Wilkinson, Ashley (7 August 2015). "Burton Albion youngster Marcus Harness joins Ilkeston on one-month loan". Burton Mail. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  12. ^ "Ilkeston FC: Marcus Harness sees red as Robins win seven-goal thriller". Derby Telegraph. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  13. ^ "Marcus Harness: Aldershot Town sign Burton winger on loan". BBC Sport. 27 November 2015. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  14. ^ Wilkinsons, Ashley (4 April 2016). "Marcus Harness making an impact for Burton Albion". Burton Mail. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  15. ^ Wilkinson, Ashley (4 May 2016). "Burton Albion: Stuart Beavon is Brewers Player of the Year, again". Derby Telegraph. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  16. ^ "Burton Albion: Robbie Weir & Shane Cansdell-Sherriff among players released". BBC Sport. 16 May 2016. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  17. ^ "Jon McLaughlin: Burton goalkeeper among five released by Brewers". BBC Sport. 10 May 2017. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  18. ^ Baggaley, Mike (18 July 2017). "Deal done! Port Vale sign Marcus Harness from Burton Albion". Stoke Sentinel. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  19. ^ Baggaley, Mike (18 July 2017). "Scouting report: Port Vale's signing from Burton Marcus Harness". Stoke Sentinel. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  20. ^ a b c Marcus Harness at Soccerway
  21. ^ a b "Games played by Marcus Harness in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 July 2017. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Marcus Harness in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 July 2017. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Marcus Harness in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 July 2017. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Marcus Harness in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 July 2017. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Marcus Harness in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 July 2017. 

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