Blackett in training with Manchester United in late 2012
|Full name||Tyler Nathan Blackett|
|Date of birth||2 April 1994|
|Place of birth||Manchester, England|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) |
|2013–2014||→ Blackpool (loan)||5||(0)|
|2014||→ Birmingham City (loan)||8||(0)|
|2015–2016||→ Celtic (loan)||3||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 December 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 October 2015
Tyler Nathan Blackett (born 2 April 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays as a left-back or centre-back for Reading. He joined Manchester United's academy in 2002, and has played on loan for Blackpool, Birmingham City and Celtic in the past. Born in Manchester, he is qualified to play for England, Barbados or Jamaica internationally.
- 1 Club career
- 2 International career
- 3 Career statistics
- 4 Honours
- 5 References
- 6 External links
On 1 November 2013, Blackett signed for Championship club Blackpool on a month-long loan. The next day, he made his debut for the Seasiders, playing the whole 90 minutes in a 1–0 league win at Nottingham Forest. On 5 December 2013, Blackpool extended Blackett's loan until 1 January 2014.
Birmingham City (loan)
On 31 January 2014, Blackett signed for Championship club Birmingham City on a youth loan until the end of the season. Together with fellow Manchester United loanee Tom Thorpe, Blackett started the next day's match, at home to Derby County. After 38 minutes, he tripped Will Hughes to concede a penalty, which Darren Randolph saved. Birmingham came back from 3–1 down to draw, the equaliser scored by a third United loanee, Federico Macheda, in stoppage time.
2014–15 season:Return to United
During the 2014–15 pre-season, Blackett played at centre-back for Manchester United in a 3–5–2 formation and his performances led to him earning praise from new manager Louis van Gaal. In the club's final pre-season match against Valencia at Old Trafford, he provided the assist for Marouane Fellaini's stoppage-time winner to make the score 2–1.
As a result of an injury crisis and the departure of experienced defenders Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidić from the club, Blackett was drafted into the first team squad on a permanent basis. Blackett made his competitive debut for Manchester United on 16 August 2014, in the first match of the 2014–15 Premier League season, playing the full 90 minutes and being booked in a 2–1 home defeat to Swansea City in Van Gaal's first competitive match as Manchester United manager. He also played in the next game away at Sunderland, which ended in a 1–1 draw with Blackett making an important clearance during the match to help earn Manchester United a point. Blackett also played in the 0-0 draw against Burnley on 30 August 2014. During this game he received a yellow card for a mistimed challenge. Blackett then played in United's first win of the season when they beat Queens Park Rangers 4–0 as a centre-back rather than a full-back. He was sent off in the 82nd minute on 21 September as United lost 5–3 at Leicester City.
On 17 May 2015 in a home match against Arsenal, Blackett came on in place of Marcos Rojo after 73 minutes, and nine minutes later deflected a Theo Walcott cross for an own goal past United goalkeeper Victor Valdés to cause a 1–1 draw. In total, Blackett made 12 Premier League appearances during the 2014–15 season.
On 29 August 2015, Blackett was loaned to Scottish Premiership club Celtic until the end of the 2015–16 season. He made his debut playing at left-back in a league match at Aberdeen on 12 September 2015, but Celtic lost 2–1 to the league leaders. Blackett dropped out of the side for a few matches, but returned on 4 October for a league match at Hamilton Accies, taking the place of the suspended Efe Ambrose in central defence and helped Celtic to a 2–1 win.
On 22 August 2016, Blackett completed a move to Championship club Reading. Signing a three-year deal with the club, head coach Jaap Stam, a former Manchester United player, praised the defender for his versatility and attacking presence.
In September 2009, Blackett was called up to the England U16 squad for the 2009 Victory Shield match against Wales. On 15 October, he started the 1–0 win against Wales, but was replaced by Alex Henshall a few minutes before half-time. Blackett was recalled to the squad for the final Victory Shield match against Scotland in November 2009; he replaced Sam Magri in the 69th minute as England won 2–1 at the Tynecastle Stadium in Edinburgh. The victory sealed England's ninth consecutive Victory Shield.
Blackett was called up to the England U17 squad for the Algarve Tournament in February 2011. He started England's opening game of the tournament on 24 February, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–1 draw with Romania. He was an unused substitute in the 3–1 defeat against Germany, but came on to replace Alex Henshall in the 76th minute of the 2–2 draw with Portugal.
In November 2011, Blackett was called up to the England U18 squad for a friendly against Slovakia. On 16 November, he started the 1–1 draw with Slovakia, before being replaced by Courtney Meppen-Walter in the 65th minute. He retained his place in the squad for the friendly against Poland in February 2012, coming on at half-time as England won 3–0 at the Alexandra Stadium.
In August 2012, Blackett was called up to the England U19 squad for a friendly against Germany. On 6 September, he started the game in Hamburg, playing the whole 90 minutes as England lost 3–1. Blackett earned his second call up for a friendly with Denmark in January 2013, he started the game before being replaced by Lewis Baker in the 67th minute as England won 3–1 at the Keepmoat Stadium.
- As of match played 07 January 2017
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Other||Total|
|Manchester United||2012–13||Premier League||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||–||0||0|
|Birmingham City (loan)||2013–14||Championship||8||0||–||–||–||–||8||0|
|Celtic (loan)||2015–16||Scottish Premiership||3||0||2||0||1||0||3[a]||0||0||0||9||0|
- Appearances in UEFA Europa League
- Scottish Premiership: 2015-16
- "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. 3 September 2014. p. 27. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 October 2014.
- "Barclays Premier League Player Profile Tyler Blackett". Premier League. 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
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- "Blackett joins Blackpool". ManUtd.com. Manchester United. 1 November 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
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- "Blackett Extends Loan". BlackpoolFC.co.uk. Blackpool FC. 5 December 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
- "Birmingham bring in Man Utd's Blackett". BCFC.com. Birmingham City FC. 31 January 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
- "Birmingham 3–3 Derby". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- Ian Herbert (12 August 2014). "Manchester United vs Valencia match report: Louis Van Gaal's subdued coronation rescued by David Moyes' old jester Marouane Fellaini". The Independent.
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- McNulty, Phil (17 May 2015). "Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
- "Tyler Blackett: Celtic sign Manchester Utd defender on loan". BBC Sport. BBC. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
- Murray, Ewan (12 September 2015). "Paul Quinn's late winner helps 10-man Aberdeen stun Celtic". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
- Forsyth, Roddy (4 October 2015). "Hamilton Academical 1 Celtic 2, match report: Visitors close to within a point of leaders Aberdeen". The Telegraph. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
- "Tyler Blackett joins Reaidng FC from Manchester United". Retrieved 2016-08-22.
- "Pen pics of stars of the future". Manchester Evening News. 30 April 2005. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
- "Variety: List of potential Jamaican internationals". The Home of Caribbean football. 16 May 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
- "Squad named for Victory Shield opener". TheFA.com. The Football Association. 28 September 2009. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
- "Late Ansah strike defeats plucky Welsh". TheFA.com. The Football Association. 15 October 2009. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
- "Swain selects his 18 for trip to Scotland". TheFA.com. The Football Association. 13 November 2009. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
- "Shield success in Scotland". TheFA.com. The Football Association. 26 November 2009. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
- "Squad named for Algarve trip". TheFA.com. The Football Association. 4 February 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
- "All level in Lagos". TheFA.com. The Football Association. 24 February 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
- "Peacock magnanimous in defeat". TheFA.com. The Football Association. 25 February 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
- "All square in the Algarve". TheFA.com. The Football Association. 26 February 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
- "Squad named for Slovakia trip". TheFA.com. The Football Association. 4 November 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
- "Lions denied by late leveller". TheFA.com. The Football Association. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
- "Squad named for Polish test". TheFA.com. The Football Association. 13 February 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
- "Young Lions seal comfortable win in Crewe after finding their flow". TheFA.com. The Football Association. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
- "Squad named for season opener". TheFA.com. The Football Association. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
- "Young Lions lose season opener". TheFA.com. The Football Association. 6 September 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
- "Squad named for Danish test". TheFA.com. The Football Association. 17 January 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
- "Samuel see off Danes at Doncaster". TheFA.com. The Football Association. 5 February 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
- Bajkowski, Simon (28 August 2014). "Blackett wins England U21s call-up". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
- Tyler Blackett profile at Soccerway