777 Steve Morgan

Biography

Steve Morgan was a versatile and tough tackling left sided defender and midfielder who joined the Tigers in July 1999 as manager Warren Joyce used his North West football contacts to assemble a squad that could move on from the highs and lows of the preceding “Great Escape” season. Morgan did not make his debut until late September and it wasn’t until late October that he got a run of games. Injuries dogged Morgan throughout his season at City, though he did start nine consecutive games in December and January, during which he scored two goals in the Associate Members’ Cup away at York and at home to Chester. He scored his only League goal for City in an April Fools’ Day thumping of Carlisle, which was Joyce’s final game as City boss. With Brian Little installed as manager Morgan was not retained for the 2000/01 season.

Morgan was born in Oldham and started his career at Blackpool. He debuted for the Tangerines at 17 years of age in January 1986 and by 1987 was a first team regular. After 184 appearances and 14 goals, Morgan left Blackpool for Plymouth Argyle in the 1990 close season and during three seasons in the South West, Morgan was again a near ever-present. His form and consistency eventually prompted Coventry City to elevate Morgan to the Premier League, who paid £150,000 for his signature in July 1993. He was an established top flight player for a season and a half before David Burrows replaced him at left back in February 1995. Morgan made only one further appearance for the Sky Blues and joined Wigan in the 1996 close season. Morgan was a support player for Wigan over two seasons, then played a similar role for Burnley in 1998/99 season prior to his move to Boothferry Park.

Morgan had a short spell at Halifax Town in the early weeks of 2000/01 season before spending the rest of the season at Altrincham and retiring in the summer of 2001. Across his professional career he made 502 appearances in all competitions and scored 30 goals. Following retirement Morgan settled in his native Oldham and was a youth team coach for Oldham Athletic. He also coached youngsters at Oldham College.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 19 September 1968, Oldham
Hull City First Game: 25 September 1999, York City H (League Division 3), 31 years, 6 days old
Hull City Final Game: 6 May 2000, Hartlepool United H (League Division 3), 31 years, 230 days old

Clubs

Blackpool (1985-1990), Plymouth Argyle (1990-1993), Coventry City (1993-1996), Bristol Rovers (1996, loan), Wigan Athletic (1996-1998), Bury (1997, loan), Burnley (1998-1999), Hull City (1999-2000), Halifax Town (2000), Altrincham (2000-2001)

Hull City Record

Career: 25 apps, 3 goals

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