9 August 2008

Johnny Morrow

Name: John James Morrow
Born: 20 November 1971, Belfast
Height: 5.07 ft
Weight: 10.00 st
Position: Winger

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 1 B Cap (1995).

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Europe
Other
Linfield
-
-
Youth
0(0)/0
-
-
-
-
91/92-95/96
Jul-88
Youth
5(0)/0
-
-
0(1)/0
-
96/97
Aug-96
Free
1(1)/0
-
-
-
-
Greenock.Morton
97/98-98/99
Aug-97
Free
8(6)/1
-
0(2)/0
-
-
TOTALS
-
£0
14(7)/1
0(0)/0
0(2)/0
0(1)/0
0(0)/0

Biography:
Signed by Rangers from Linfield as a sixteen year-old, big things were expected of Johnny Morrow. Capable from any attacking role, his pace and skills were best utilised from the wing. Unfortunately injuries limited the youngster to only occasional first-team appearances but when given the chance due the absence of more-illustrious colleagues, he really shone. His debut, in a thrilling 3-2 win over St Johnstone in October 1991 saw some impressive inter-play between Morrow, Ally McCoist and John Spencer. However, when the likes of Mark Hately, Peter Huistra, Mo Johnston, Alexei Mikhailitchenko and Dale Gordon became available, Morrow returned to the reserves to bide his time.

It was then that a succession of injuries began to take their toll on Morrow. It would be two years before he returned to the Rangers first eleven for a second stint, including a Champions League appearance against Levski Sofia. Based solely on those few brief appearances, Morrow was considered for selection for Northern Ireland by both Billy Bingham and Bryan Hamilton, though the only cap he received was in a B international against Scotland in February 1995, playing on the right-wing in a 3-0 defeat.

After eight years at Ibrox, Morrow was released in June 1996. Two months later he signed with English First Division strugglers Oldham Athletic. Again he struggled for form and fitness, playing just twice in a season at Boundary Park before being released again. He returned to Scotland to sign for First Division Greenock Morton. Despite playing just a handful of games for Morton he remains a something of a cult favourite among the fans having scored his only goal for the club in a memorable 2-0 derby win over St. Mirren in April 1998.

Johnny is elder brother of Andy Morrow, who went on to win an Under-21 cap in 2000 and played for Northampton and Bangor.

Northern Ireland B Cap Details:
21-02-1995 Scotland A L 0-3 FR

Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1.

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