Center back who joined Stoke City in 2008 and became a member of the English national team in 2012.
He spent his youth career with Buckley Town, the Flintshire Boys and Manchester United.
He was a member of Manchester United's senior squad from 2006 to 2008 but never appeared in a match for the team.
He was born in Chester, England.
He and forward Wayne Rooney became teammates on the English national team.