|Full name||Michael Nigel Sheron|
|Date of birth||11 January 1972|
|Place of birth||Liverpool, England|
(Under 18s Head Coach)
|1991||→ Bury (loan)||5||(1)|
|1997–1999||Queens Park Rangers||63||(19)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Michael Nigel Sheron (born 11 January 1972) is an English former footballer, who made nearly 500 appearances in the Premier League and the Football League playing as a striker for Manchester City, Bury, Norwich City, Stoke City, Queens Park Rangers, Barnsley, Blackpool, Macclesfield Town and Shrewsbury Town. Sheron was capped by England at under-21 level. He is currently Head Coach of the u18s at Blackburn Rovers.
Sheron started his career with Manchester City, whom he joined as a schoolboy. His first league appearance came in March 1991 on loan at Bury, for whom he played five times. His Manchester City debut came in the 1991–92 season in a match against Everton. Sheron a total of 29 appearances over the course of the season, scoring seven times. The majority of Sheron's Manchester City appearances were in a striking partnership with Niall Quinn, particularly in the 1992–93 season when Sheron scored 14 goals. Following the arrival of Paul Walsh and Uwe Rosler in March 1994, Sheron's first team opportunities become limited, and in August 1994 he joined Norwich City for a fee of £1,000,000. His time at Norwich was not a happy one. Struggling with injuries, Sheron scored just two league goals for Norwich, and moved to Stoke City in October 1995 in a player exchange deal that took Keith Scott to Carrow Road. Sheron performed considerably better for Stoke, scoring 39 goals in 71 starts, including a brace in the last ever Potteries derby match at the Victoria Ground.
His success at Stoke prompted Queens Park Rangers to pay £2.75 million for his services. After 18 months at QPR, the club were facing financial difficulties, and as one of the highest wage earners, Sheron was sold to Barnsley for £1.5 million. Sheron spent four years at Barnsley, making more appearances for them than for any of his other clubs.
Towards the end of his playing career Sheron had short spells at several lower division clubs, playing for Blackpool, Macclesfield and Shrewsbury. At Blackpool he started the final as Blackpool won the 2003–04 Football League Trophy.
He started his coaching career with Manchester City's Academy before moving to Bury where he served as Youth Team manager for three years. After a year working with Oldham Athletic, Sheron joined the coaching staff at Liverpool's Academy before making the switch to Rotherham United as academy head coach. In March 2015 he joined Blackburn Rovers as their Lead Youth Development Coach. In August 2019 Barr was appointed head coach for Blackburn Rovers under 18s
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other[A]||Total|
|Manchester City||1990–91||First Division||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Bury (loan)||1990–91||Third Division||5||1||0||0||0||0||2||0||7||1|
|Norwich City||1994–95||Premier League||21||1||4||2||4||1||0||0||29||4|
|Stoke City||1995–96||First Division||28||15||0||0||0||0||2||0||30||15|
|Queens Park Rangers||1997–98||First Division||40||11||2||0||0||0||0||0||42||11|
|Macclesfield Town||2004–05||League Two||26||3||3||1||1||0||3||0||33||4|
|Shrewsbury Town||2004–05||League Two||7||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||7||2|
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