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Chris Shuker

Personal information
Full nameChristopher Alan Shuker
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing positionMidfielder
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Chris Shuker (born May 9, 1982 in Liverpool) is an English footballer who is currently available on a free transfer having been released by n-power League 2 side Morecambe FC. He plays as a right-sided midfielder, and began his career with Manchester City, making six appearances and scoring once on his debut against Notts County in the League Cup. He was loaned out four times whilst at City, firstly to Macclesfield, where he scored once against Kidderminster. His next loans were to Walsall and then Rochdale, for whom he scored once, ironically against former loan club Macclesfield. His final loan was at Hartlepool, scoring once against Port Vale, before joining Barnsley on a permanent basis in 2004.

He moved to Tranmere Rovers two years later on a free transfer and played in every league game in his first season, quickly becoming a fan's favourite. At the end of the 2006/2007 season, he was picked in the League One Team of the Year. He also played more minutes, that season, than any other player for Tranmere. His second season was injury ravaged and he will look to come back much stronger next term and regain the right wing position in the Tranmere team.

The season started off great for "Shukes" he scored a wonderful lob against Brighton and added two more goals against Northampton & Crewe. Until on Boxing Day 2007, Shuker was badly fouled by Keogh of Carlisle, he went off and reports said he had damaged his cruciate ligaments. Later reports confirmed that the injury was not as bad and he returned against Hartlepool in mid-March. He got appearances in most of the games remaining and will hope to have a better year next year.

He netted his first goal of he 2008/09 season in the away game at Leicester in August and looks to be back to his best after an outstanding display in Tranmere's 2 0 win against Cheltenham Town on Tuesday 21 October in which he set up both goals with his customary 'deadly' crosses.

Shuker was released from his contract by Tranmere Rovers at the end of the 2009/10 season, and subsequently had a trial with Scottish Premier League club Motherwell, scoring as a trialist in a friendly win over Forfar Athletic.a deal was not agreed,so he went to New Zealand to complete the signing on a 1 year contract but chose not to go ahead due to family reasons.

On 5 August 2010 Shuker signed for Morecambe F.C..

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