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Craig Morgan

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

16/06/1985

Height

187 cm

Signed

02/07/2015

Country

Wales

Classy former Wales international centre-half who has experienced five promotions as a player.

Morgan signed a new two-year extension at Latics in April 2017, just as his initial deal was drawing to an end. 

He originally joined Latics in July 2005 when his contract ended at Rotherham United. A classy and experienced former Wales international centre-half, his reading of the game and calmness under pressure are clear strengths, along with the ability to distribute precision long passes out from defence.

Despite disruption through injury, Morgan went on to lead Latics 36 times in the league, scoring two crucial goals on the way to promotion.
His dramatic 90th minute equaliser to earn Latics 2-2 draw away at Bury in October helped to maintain the first impressive unbeaten run of the season, before popping up to head in during stoppage time once again in January 2016, completing an even more dramatic comeback from 2-0 down against Gillingham at the DW Stadium.

2016-17 was marred by injuries for Morgan, but he still managed 20 league appearances in the Sky Bet Championship.

CAREER SO FAR
Born in St. Asaph, Morgan began his career with local club Wrexham, making his debut as a 16-year-old on 6 April 2002 as a late substitute in a 5-0 victory against Cambridge United.

After 64 appearances in all competitions for Wrexham, including winning the Football League Trophy in 2005, Morgan moved to MK Dons in July 2005 where he made 47 appearances in all competitions in his debut season.

After joining in January 2007, Morgan went on to make 144 appearances in total for Peterborough United, scoring four goals and winning back-to-back promotions with the Posh as runners-up in League Two (2007-08) and runners-up in League One (2008-09).

For the second time in his career, Morgan won back-to-back promotions after moving to Rotherham United, helping to take the Millers from League Two all the way to the Championship, including captaining the League One play-off winning side in the 2013-14 season.

He has been capped 23 times for Wales.

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