Playing squad 2013/2014
Squad No: 4 - Aaron Morris's Picture
4: Aaron Morris 2013/2014

Aaron Morris: 2012/2013 Biography & Statistics

Aaron is primarily a right-footed centre back, who started as a central midfielder; he can also play at right back, is strong in the tackle and is a great distributer of the ball. His younger brother (Dale), who plays full back or in midfield, is a scholar at Welsh Premier League side Neath.

He began his career as a scholar with hometown club Cardiff City and played a couple of minor cup games before becoming a member of the first team squad at the beginning of the 2008-09 season. The first month of that campaign saw a proposed loan move to AFC Bournemouth fall through on a technicality before Aaron made his senior debut for Cardiff as a substitute against Milton Keynes Dons in a League Cup tie.

He signed full pro forms in November 2008 and, following trials at Wrexham and Bournemouth, made his Wales under-21 debut against Luxembourg the following March. In November 2009, he was loaned to Conference South side Newport County in order to gain some playing time and made seven appearances before returning to make his league debut for the Bluebirds as a late substitute against Derby County on the final day of the 2009-10 campaign; he also gained four more under-21 caps during the season.

In the summer of 2010, Aaron left the Cardiff City Stadium and, having trialled at Exeter City, signed a one-year contract with Aldershot Town.

He made his Shots debut as a substitute against Southend United in August, the same month that also saw him claim a piece of club history by playing for Wales' under-21 side against Malta, thus becoming the first-ever Shots player to gain such honours; he also appeared in the under-21 side in the European Championships qualifiers against Hungary and Italy the following month.

Aaron made his first-ever Football League start at home to Wycombe Wanderers in mid-September and belied his age by winning man-of-the-match. He was a fairly regular inclusion in the squad after that and was involved in the richly-deserved 2-1 victory over League 1 side Brentford in an FA Cup first round replay.

Aaron signed a one-year contract extension in the summer of 2011 before having an operation on his nose during pre-season. He got his chance to stake a claim for a first team place due to an injury to Aaron Brown and grabbed the opportunity with both hands. He improved noticeably over the course of the season, playing in the giant-killing defeat of Championship side West Ham United in the League Cup first round at Upton Park in late August (the Shots' first-ever victory in the competition). He was also part of the team that beat League 1 sides Carlisle United and Rochdale before losing to FA Premier League stalwarts Manchester United at a packed EBB Stadium in round 4 (the furthest the club had ever gone in the competition).

During the season, Aaron moved into central midfield and made the position his own. He scored his first-ever senior goal against Macclesfield Town in mid-February 2012, which was doubly significant as it gave the Shots their first-ever win over the Silkmen.

Career Stats:

Cardiff City - 0 + 2 appearances;

Newport County (on loan) - 4 + 3 appearances

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Aaron Morris's Details
Squad No: 4
Position: Centre Back/Right Back/Midfielder
Weight: 12st 4lbs
Height: 6' 0"
Date of Birth: 30/12/1989
Place of Birth: Cardiff
Former Clubs: Cardiff City, Newport County (on loan)
Debut Match: As substitute v Southend United, League 2, 14.8.10
Joined Club: 1.7.10
Transfer Fee (Bought): Free
Aaron's Club Stats: This Season Club Total
Appearances: 22 80
Sub Appearances: 4 16
Goals: - 2
Penalties: - -
Own Goals: - -
Total Apps/Goals: 26/0 96/2