Carlton Morris

Carlton Morris
Personal information
Full name Carlton John Morris[1]
Date of birth (1995-12-16) 16 December 1995 (age 22)[2]
Place of birth Cambridge, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[3]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Norwich City
Number 30
Youth career
2006–2014 Norwich City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014– Norwich City 1 (0)
2014Oxford United (loan) 7 (0)
2014–2015York City (loan) 8 (0)
2015–2016Hamilton Academical (loan) 32 (8)
2017Rotherham United (loan) 8 (0)
2017–2018Shrewsbury Town (loan) 42 (6)
National team
2013 England U19 3 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:12, 12 May 2018 (BST)

Carlton John Morris (born 16 December 1995) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Championship club Norwich City. He has had previous loan spells with Oxford United, York City, Hamilton Academical and Rotherham United.

Club career[]

Early years and breakthrough[]

Born in Cambridge, Morris began his career in the youth system at Norwich City at the age of 11.[2] He became an academy scholar in the summer of 2012 and won the FA Youth Cup with Norwich in May 2013.[4] In December 2013, he signed a professional contract until the summer of 2016.[5]

2014–15[]

On 4 August 2014, Morris joined Oxford United on loan until 1 January 2015.[5] He made his debut on 9 August 2014, starting in a 1–0 defeat to Burton Albion in League Two.[6] He scored his first goal in professional football in his next appearance on 12 August 2014, starting again as Oxford defeated Bristol City in the first round of the League Cup.[7] After 10 appearances,[8] he was recalled by Norwich on 23 October 2014.[9]

On 27 November 2014, Morris joined another League Two club, York City, on loan until 4 January 2015.[10] He made his debut two days later as a 77th-minute substitute for Wes Fletcher in York's 1–1 away draw with Plymouth Argyle.[8] His loan was extended for another month in January 2015[11] before returning to Norwich on 9 February[12] having made eight appearances for York.[8]

2015–16[]

On 15 July 2015, Morris joined Hamilton Academical on a six-month loan, shortly after signing a new two-year contract with Norwich.[13] He made his Scottish Premiership debut on 1 August in Hamilton's 0–0 home draw with Partick Thistle.[14] On 18 August 2015, Morris scored his first goal for Hamilton in a 4–0 home victory over Dundee United.[15] On 2 January 2016, he extended his stay with Hamilton until the end of the 2015–16 season.[16] Morris returned to Norwich in May 2016,[17] following 10 months on loan at Hamilton having featured in 33 matches, scoring eight goals.[14]

2016–17[]

After featuring for Norwich under-23s in the EFL Trophy, Morris joined Championship club Rotherham United on 31 January 2017 on loan until the end of 2016–17,[18] although he did not link up with the team until mid March due to injury.[19] He made his debut as a substitute in the 5–1 defeat away to Queens Park Rangers on 18 March 2017.[20]

2017–18[]

On 11 July 2017, Morris joined League One club Shrewsbury Town on a season-long loan, becoming their ninth summer signing.[21] He scored his first goal for the club in a 3−2 victory over Rochdale at New Meadow on 19 August.[22]

International career[]

Morris has represented England at under-19 level.[23]

Style of play[]

Morris has been described as strong and as being able to hold up the ball.[24]

Career statistics[]

As of match played 27 May 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Norwich City 2014–15[8] Championship 1 0 0 0 1 0
2015–16[14] Premier League 0 0 0 0
2016–17[20] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Oxford United (loan) 2014–15[8] League Two 7 0 2 1 1[a] 0 10 1
York City (loan) 2014–15[8] League Two 8 0 8 0
Hamilton Academical (loan) 2015–16[14] Scottish Premiership 32 8 1 0 0 0 33 8
Norwich City U23 2016–17[20] 4[b] 1 4 1
Rotherham United (loan) 2016–17[20] Championship 8 0 8 0
Shrewsbury Town (loan) 2017–18[25] League One 42 6 4 1 0 0 8[c] 3 54 10
Career total 97 14 5 1 2 1 13 4 116 20
  1. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy
  3. ^ Five appearances and two goals in EFL Trophy, three appearances and one goal in EFL League One play-offs

Honours[]

Shrewsbury Town

References[]

  1. ^ "Carlton Morris". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Carlton Morris". Flown from the Nest. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Flett, Dave (6 December 2014). "Carlton Morris primed for League Two stint with York City". The Press. York. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Bailey, Michael (15 May 2013). "Carlton Morris hopes FA Youth Cup is just the start for him at Norwich City". Eastern Daily Press. Norwich. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Mouncer, Ben (4 August 2014). "Carlton Morris joins Oxford United on loan". Norwich City F.C. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Oxford United 0–1 Burton Albion". BBC Sport. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  7. ^ Chapman, Caroline (12 August 2014). "Bristol City 1–2 Oxford United". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f "Games played by Carlton Morris in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Carlton Morris returns to Norwich City". Oxford United F.C. 23 October 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "Carlton Morris: York City sign Norwich City striker on loan". BBC Sport. 27 November 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  11. ^ "Carlton Morris extends loan stay at York City". The Press. York. 6 January 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  12. ^ Flett, Dave (9 February 2015). "Brad Halliday under consideration for midfield role against Luton". The Press. York. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  13. ^ "Carlton Morris signs new two-year deal". Norwich City F.C. 15 July 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  14. ^ a b c d "Games played by Carlton Morris in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  15. ^ "Accies 4 Dundee United 0". Hamilton Academical F.C. 18 August 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  16. ^ "Norwich City: Carlton Morris extends stay at Hamilton". BBC Sport. 2 January 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  17. ^ "Accies 0 Inverness CT 1". Hamilton Academical F.C. 11 May 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  18. ^ "Carlton Morris: Norwich loan striker to Rotherham United". BBC Sport. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  19. ^ "Rotherham United: Millers eye long-term stay for loan striker Carlton Morris". The Star. Sheffield. 16 March 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  20. ^ a b c d "Games played by Carlton Morris in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
  21. ^ "Carlton Morris: Norwich City striker joins Shrewsbury Town on a season's loan". BBC Sport. 11 July 2017. Retrieved 15 July 2017. 
  22. ^ "Shrewsbury Town 3−2 Rochdale". BBC Sport. 19 August 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2017. 
  23. ^ "Carlton Morris". The Football Association. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  24. ^ "Oxford United FC player profiles: Carlton Morris". Oxford United F.C. Archived from the original on 15 August 2014. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Carlton Morris in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 October 2017. 
  26. ^ Scott, Ged (8 April 2018). "Lincoln City 1–0 Shrewsbury Town". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 May 2018. 

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