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Andy Morrison
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Personalia:

Born: 30/7 1970
Birthplace: Inverness
Nationality: Scotland (0/0)
Height: 6`1" (184cm)
Weight: 12st. 0lb (75kg)
Position: Central Defender

League Appearances:

Season: Club: Games: Goals:
1987-1993 Plymouth 113 6
1993-1994 Blackburn 5 0
1994-1996 Blackpool 47 3
1996-1998 Huddersfield 45 2
1998-1999 Manchester City (loan) 1 1
1998-1999 Manchester City 23 4
1999-2000 Manchester City 12 0
2000-2001 Manchester City 3 0
2000-2001 Blackpool (loan) 4 0
2000-2001 Crystal Palace (loan) 5 0
2000-2001 Sheffield United (loan) 4 0
Total: 262 16

Andy is an experienced full-back or midfielder who has played at almost every level in the league system. He was born in Inverness and started his career with Plymouth Argyle. Blackburn paid 500,000 for his services, and he was a member of the squad when they lifted the throphy. He only got 5 games for Rovers, and was then sold to 2nd division Blackpool for half the fee that brought him to Ewood Park. The fee doubled again when former City manager Brian Horton wanted him to join Huddersfield. Andy was made captain and played an important role in the team that chased promotion to the premiership.

The big defender was out of contract after the forthcoming season, and Hortons successor Peter Jackson was not giving Morrison a free-ride in the team. It came as no big surprise whhen Morrison took the opportunety to join Manchester City on loan. With the injuries and poor form showed lately by the City defence, Royle hoped that Morrison would bring solidity back to the team. What he got was a player that scored the winning goal in his debut. The week after Royle signed the big defender permanently for just 80,000.

Andy played a vital part of Citys two promotion campaigns and enjoyed his spell with City in the Premiership until an injury put on the side for quite some time. After he returned to fitness it was obvious that he couldn't compete with the likes of Howey and Dunne in defence, and after his 3 Premier League games, and three loan deals, he left City in fall 2001 without a contract.

21/11 2002: Former Manchester City defender Andy Morrison is on the comeback trail with Bury. Morrison left Maine Road in the summer but has not played League football since the 2000-01 season. The 32-year-old, who also played for Plymouth, Blackburn, Blackpool and Huddersfield, is now training with Bury and could sign for the Shakers if he proves his fitness.

 


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