By Lewis Boag
Seeing as it’s our vice captain’s birthday, we at Staggies View have decided to tell you all about the Northern Irishman’s career.
Now this was supposed to be published yesterday, but after last night’s excitement, it was slightly delayed.
Morris began his career as a youngster at Newcastle United, and played for the north-eastern club until he was released in 2010, failing to make a first team appearance.
Morris joined Blyth Spartans in 2010, made five appearances then left to join the Glenn Hoddle Academy in Spain. While playing in Spain, he played at Jerez Industrial, gaining valuable first-team experience. After his departure, Morris unfortunately had several failed trials in England, Portugal and even Greece.
He was considering quitting professional football altogether, until he signed for Dunfermline in August 2012. Morris finally got the break he was looking for when he became a first-team regular for the Fife side. Unfortunately, Dunfermline were relegated, but he was named in the team of the year for the Scottish First Division, Now known as the Championship. He was also named as Dunfermline’s player of the year.
After two years in Fife, Morris signed for Dundee United in 2014, where he spent 2 years before a brief spell at Aberdeen. Morris re-signed for Dunfermline on the 31st of December 2016 and was named captain of the club. He stayed at the club in 2018 until he signed for Ross County alongside fellow Dunfermline teammate Declan McManus in 2018.
Morris has since played 37 games for us in both the Championship and Premiership. He has been a vital asset to the club and is now our vice captain, after Iain Vigurs. Callum Morris has even scored for us on one occasion.
Callum Morris has had a very interesting international career:
He was born in Newcastle but since his mother is from Waterford, on Ireland’s south coast, he has represented the Republic of Ireland at U-19 and U-21 before switching to Northern Ireland, as his father is from Belfast. Morris was called up to his national side on the 31st of August 2016, when he played a World Cup qualifying match against the Czech Republic.