James Morton (footballer, born 1999)

James Samuel Morton (born 22 April 1999) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Grimsby Town, on loan from Bristol City.

James Morton
Personal information
Full name James Samuel Morton[1]
Date of birth (1999-04-22) 22 April 1999 (age 21)[2]
Place of birth Bristol, England
Playing position(s) Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Grimsby Town
(on loan from Bristol City)
Number 36
Youth career
2013–2017 Bristol City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017– Bristol City 0 (0)
2017Chippenham Town (loan) 2 (1)
2017–2018Bath City (loan) 16 (0)
2018–2019Bath City (loan) 34 (1)
2019–2020Forest Green Rovers (loan) 12 (0)
2020–Grimsby Town (loan) 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:01, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

CareerEdit

Morton joined Bristol City aged 14 and progressed through the club's youth system.[3] He was loaned out to Chippenham Town in October 2017[citation needed] and then Bath City on loan until 13 January 2018,[4] before extending his loan to the end of the season.[5] In the summer of 2018, he re-joined Bath City on loan for the 2018–19 season,[6] and won their 'Goal of the season' award for that season.[7] After signing a two-year deal with Bristol City in summer 2019, Morton joined Forest Green Rovers on a season-long loan,[3] making his EFL League Two debut when he played the entire match against Oldham Athletic on the opening day of the 2019–20 season.[8]

On 30 September 2020, Morton joined Grimsby Town on a season-long loan.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

Morton is a Christian.[10]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 5 September 2020
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bristol City 2017–18[11] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018–19[12] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019–20[13] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020–21[14] Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Chippenham Town (loan) 2017–18[15] National League South 2 1 0 0 1[a] 0 3 1
Bath City (loan) 2017–18[15] National League South 16 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
2018–19[15] National League South 34 1 1 0 2[b] 0 37 1
Total 50 1 1 0 2 0 53 1
Forest Green Rovers (loan) 2019–20[13] League Two 12 0 0 0 2 0 3[c] 0 17 0
Career total 64 2 1 0 3 0 6 0 74 2
  1. ^ Appearance in Wiltshire FA Senior Cup
  2. ^ One appearance in FA Trophy, one appearance in National League South play-offs
  3. ^ Appearances in the EFL Trophy

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Notification of shirt numbers: Forest Green Rovers" (PDF). English Football League. p. 28. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  2. ^ "James Morton - Bristol City - Stats - titles won". www.footballdatabase.eu.
  3. ^ a b Edwards, Matt (25 June 2019). "SIGNING | Bristol City midfielder James Morton signed on loan". www.fgr.co.uk. Forest Green Rovers F.C. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  4. ^ Evans, Daniel (1 December 2017). "Bath City bring in Bristol City midfielder on loan". Bath Chronicle. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  5. ^ Baker, Adam (20 January 2018). "Semenyo goes pro and heads to Bath". bcfc.co.uk. Bristol City F.C. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  6. ^ Crawley, James (27 July 2018). "Eight players head out on loan". bcfc.co.uk. Bristol City F.C. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  7. ^ Burridge, Henry (15 May 2019). "Bath City skipper Straker makes Havant switch". Somerset Live. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  8. ^ "Forest Green Rovers 1–0 Oldham Athletic". BBC Sport. 3 August 2019. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  9. ^ https://www.grimsby-townfc.co.uk/news/2020/september/mariners-confirm-morton-signing/
  10. ^ James, Stuart (16 May 2020). "Football is a massive part of my life but I put my identity as a Christian". The Athletic. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  11. ^ "Games played by James Morton in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  12. ^ "Games played by James Morton in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  13. ^ a b "Games played by James Morton in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Games played by James Morton in 2020/2021". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  15. ^ a b c James Morton at Soccerway. Retrieved 18 August 2019.

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