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Sean Morrison




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The Plymouth-born defender signed from Swindon Town in February 2008, having already made more than 50 first team appearances for the Robins by the time he hit 20 years of age.

In January 2011, Reading signed the centre-back after activating a release-clause in his contract. He made his Royals debut in a Carling Cup defeat at Charlton Athletic the following August, scoring a consolation goal that day.

Still with some raw edges to his obvious talent, Brian McDermott sent the Plymouth-born man mountain out on loan to Huddersfield Town where he helped the Terriers win promotion to the Championship having converted a penalty in the Play-off final shootout against Sheffield United at Wembley.

Reading themselves had earned promotion in his absence and Morrison made his top flight debut in a 1-1 draw at QPR in November 2012 and soon became a regular in the Reading back four.

He soon emerged as a serious threat at the other end of the pitch too, powering home headers at Wigan and against Manchester United at Madejski Stadium – and the charismatic centre-back made more than 20 appearances in Reading’s most recent top flight season.

He began the 2014/15 campaign in a Royals shirt, playing in two games before a surprise transfer to Cardiff City arose out of nowhere.

He signed a four-year contract with the Bluebirds just eight months after extending his Reading contract until the end of 2017.

He instantly slotted in to the centre-back role at Cardiff, making 41 league appearances as of the close of the season.

He has continued his goal scoring threat as well, netting six times – the first coming against Sheffield Wednesday as part of two goals he scored that night, the other in the shape of an own goal.