Trevor Carson



Goalkeeper, Trevor Carson was an addition to the side for the 2017/18 season arriving in June 2017. He had spent all his career in England having come through the ranks at Sunderland but he was unable to break into the first team fold and was loaned out no fewer than six times serving the likes of Bury (twice), Chesterfield, Lincoln City, Brentford and Hull City.

Upon his departure from the Stadium of Light it was actually Bury whom he joined on a permanent basis making it his third spell with the side, he also would serve Portsmouth, Cheltenham Town and finally Hartlepool United before he arrived at Fir Park.

Motherwell managed to secure his services for a nominal fee and he proved to be a real bargain. He had an immediate impact, not only was he a fine shot stopper but he could gather crosses confidently and he possessed magnificent distribution with both feet, Carson had stated his time with Sunderland paid dividends as when he was training with Dutch coaches they put a real emphasis in using the ball with both feet, countless hours were spent perfecting the techniques.

Trevor made his ‘Well debut in a 5-1 win over Queen’s Park at Hampden in a League Cup tie, his performances over the season would actually help the club go on to both domestic cup finals but sadly he had to settle for a runners up medal on both occasions.

He was actually subject to a bid from Celtic during the January 2018 transfer window but this was rebuffed as the Parkhead club were no where near the value, they were looking for a cheap purchase and they eventually turned to frozen out Dundee stopper Scott Bain.

Despite having served Northern Ireland at U17 level and every age group through to the B squad a full cap had eluded him, his form at Motherwell didn’t go unnoticed he finally won a cap for Northern Ireland when he played against South Korea. He would go on to be involved with his country more regularly and he would add to his cap haul.

In November 2018 his season was brought to an end as he developed deep vein thrombosis upon returning to the club after international duty, his season was effectively over.

Name:
Trevor Carson
Height:
6′
Weight:
12st 8lbs
Date of Birth:
5th March 1988
Place of Birth:
Downpatrick
Position:
Goalkeeper
Nationality:
Northern Irish

Football Career:

Sunderland 2006 2012
Chesterfield (Loan) 2008 2009
Lincoln City (Loan) 2011
Brentford (Loan) 2011
Bury (Loan) 2011
Hull City (Loan) 2012
Bury (Loan) 2012
Bury 2012 2014
Portsmouth (Loan) 2013 2014
Cheltenham Town 2014 2015
Hartlepool United 2015 2017
Motherwell 2017

Well Career:

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