Clinton Morrison, best known for his time at Crystal Palace, was thirty-five and without a club when he signed for Exeter City. He was to appear in fifty games mainly as a substitute.
Clinton started at Crystal Palace and, either side of a spell at Birmingham, scored 102 league goals for the Selhurst Park club. Finally leaving Palace in 2008 he moved on to Coventry City, Sheffield Wednesday (with loans at MK Dons and Brentford) and Colchester United. Clinton also represented the Republic of Ireland 36 times scoring 9 goals.
By the time Clinton left Colchester in 2014 he had played over 650 league and cup games for his various clubs scoring around 170 goals. Now doing media work Clinton was playing for Long Eaton United when he agreed to join Exeter City on a non-contract basis in November 2014. He made his Grecians debut against Burton on 6 December 2014 and proceeded to play 25 league games (12 as substitute) before the end of the season. After initially not being invited back, Clinton agreed a short-term deal ahead of the 2015–16 campaign and played a further 25 times (20 league, 5 cup) in his second season including late-career appearances at Sunderland and Liverpool in cup competitions. Clinton’s final appearance in senior football was against Portsmouth on 1 March 2016.
A subplot to his Exeter career was the wait for Clinton’s first goal for the club. It was to eventually come in his 36th appearance in the form of an overhead kick in a televised 3-3 draw against Stevenage on 11 October 2015. He was also to score against Didcot Town in the FA Cup four weeks later.
Clinton left Exeter City at the end of the 2015–2016 season and duly signed for Southern Premier Division side Redditch United in June 2016. He was soon to switch to Mickleover Sports of the Northern Premier League where he finished his playing career and briefly coached whilst continuing to work as a pundit for various media outlets including Sky Sports, Channel 5, TalkSPORT and BT Sport.
League 45; Cups 5 (50)