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Andy Morrell
Andy Morrell
Personal information
Full name Andrew Jonathan Morrell
Date of birth September 28, 1974 (1974-09-28) (age 35)
Place of birth    Doncaster, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Bury
Number 18
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1997–1998
1998–2003
2003–2006
2006–2008
2008–
Newcastle Blue Star
Wrexham
Coventry City
Blackpool
Bury
031 (25)
109 (40)
098 (17)
078 (21)
051 (14)   

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 20:53, 28 December 2009 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals)

Andrew Jonathan Morrell (born 28 September 1974 in Doncaster, South Yorkshire) is an English professional footballer currently playing for Bury.

Brought up in Market Bosworth, and attending Twycross House School, he played for the Leicestershire County Cricket Club from under-15 to under-19 level. He then decided to make the move north to University of Newcastle to study Sports science. It was then that he started playing for Newcastle Blue Star.

Morrell's first big break came when he started talking to Sky Sports presenter Rob McCaffrey, and it turned out that Rob was helping to write the autobiography of Joey Jones, who was then Wrexham's first-team coach, and so Rob arranged for him to have a trial at the club.

After a week's trial he was kept on at Wrexham and was coached by their striking coach Ian Rush, from whom he learnt a great deal. With his new strike partner Lee Trundle he scored 34 league goals in only 45 games in the 2002-03 season, making him top scorer in all four divisions that year, having only scored two goals the entire previous season. This caught the eye of Coventry City manager Gary McAllister who signed him on a free transfer that summer.

Morrell scored nine goals in 19 starts in his first season with Coventry; however, this decreased to six goals the following season following a transition to a wide midfield position.

Morrell signed for Blackpool on a free transfer on 15 August 2006, after failing to make an appearance for Coventry during the first three games of the 2006-07 season.

On 5 May 2007, he scored four goals in Blackpool's 6-3 victory at Swansea City.[1] He also scored against Oldham Athletic in the second leg of the play-off semi-final, which put his league goals in his nine months with Blackpool at 17, which was the total he scored in three years with Coventry. He finished the 2006-07 season as Blackpool's top scorer with 20 goals in all competitions.

On 7 May 2008, Morrell was offered a new contract by Blackpool.[2] On 9 August, he signed a two-year contract with League Two club Bury.[3]

Honours

Blackpool

References

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Andy Morrell
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Personal information
Full nameAndrew Jonathan Morrell
Date of birth28 September 1974 (1974-09-28) (age 36)
Place of birthDoncaster, England
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current clubWrexham
Number11
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1997–1998Newcastle Blue Star31(25)
1998–2003Wrexham109(40)
2003–2006Coventry City98(17)
2006–2008Blackpool78(21)
2008–2010Bury73(18)
2010–Wrexham11(4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:55, 25 September 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Andrew Jonathan Morrell (born 28 September 1974 in Doncaster, South Yorkshire) is an English professional footballer currently playing for Wrexham.

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Career

Brought up in Market Bosworth, and attending Twycross House School, he played for the Leicestershire County Cricket Club from under-15 to under-19 level. He then decided to make the move north to University of Newcastle to study Sports science. It was then that he started playing for Newcastle Blue Star.

Morrell's first big break came when he started talking to Sky Sports presenter Rob McCaffrey, and it turned out that Rob was helping to write the autobiography of Joey Jones, who was then Wrexham's first-team coach, and so Rob arranged for him to have a trial at the club.

After a week's trial he was kept on at Wrexham and was coached by their striking coach Ian Rush, from whom he learnt a great deal. With his new strike partner Lee Trundle he scored 34 league goals in only 45 games in the 2002-03 season, making him top scorer in all four divisions that year, having only scored two goals the entire previous season. This caught the eye of Coventry City manager Gary McAllister who signed him on a free transfer that summer.

Morrell scored nine goals in 19 starts in his first season with Coventry; however, this decreased to six goals the following season following a transition to a wide midfield position.

Morrell signed for Blackpool on a free transfer on 15 August 2006, after failing to make an appearance for Coventry during the first three games of the 2006-07 season.

On 5 May 2007, he scored four goals in Blackpool's 6-3 victory at Swansea City.[1] He also scored against Oldham Athletic in the second leg of the play-off semi-final, which put his league goals in his nine months with Blackpool at 17, which was the total he scored in three years with Coventry. He finished the 2006-07 season as Blackpool's top scorer with 20 goals in all competitions.

On 7 May 2008, Morrell was offered a new contract by Blackpool.[2] On 9 August, he signed a two-year contract with League Two club Bury.[3]

On 28 June 2010, he signed a two-year contract with his former club Wrexham,[4] scoring the winning goal on his debut, a 1–0 win over Cambridge United in the first game of the season.

Career statistics

Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other[5] Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Wrexham 1998–99 7000001080
1999–2000 131100010151
2000–01 203001000213
2001–02 242100022274
2002–03 45341021104935
Subtotal 109 40 3 0 3 1 5 2 120 43
Coventry City 2003–04 309202000349
2004–05 346202100387
2005–06 342302100393
Subtotal 98 17 7 0 6 2 0 0 111 19
Blackpool 2006–07 40164310314820
2007–08 385104000445
Subtotal 78 21 5 3 5 0 3 1 92 25
Bury 2008–09 419101030468
2009–10 329000010339
Subtotal 73 18 1 0 1 0 4 0 79 18
Wrexham 2010–11 114000000114
Total 369 99 16 3 15 3 12 3 422 108

Honours

Blackpool

References

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