(born 6 February 1986) is an English
-born Irish footballer
who plays for Cardiff City
as a defender
. He is the cousin of Liverpool
player Steven Gerrard
Born in Liverpool
, Gerrard came through the youth academy at local side Everton
. Whilst he was at Everton he was sent out on loan for a month to Accrington Stanley
in September 2004.
Later the same season, he was sent out on loan once again, this time to Paul Merson
. He impressed there and surprisingly was released by Everton at the end of the 2004–05
season. He signed for the Saddlers alongside Everton youth teammate Danny Fox
Gerrard's first full season for the club was mixed as, while his individual performances earned him the Player of the Year award, the club suffered relegation to League Two
. However, under new manager Richard Money
, Gerrard was part of the team which won the following season's League Two title in 2007.
A series of impressive performances in Walsall's first season back in League One led to a bid for Gerrard from Southampton
in the summer of 2008. After the bid was rejected Gerrard made a transfer request.
On 2 July 2009, Gerrard signed for Championship
side Cardiff City
, a week after an offer of £200,000 was rejected from Scunthorpe United
. At the start... Read More