English centre back who began his professional career with Motherwell in 2009 and finished as the runner-up of the Scottish Cup with the club in 2011. He was named to the PFA Scotland SPL Team of the Year for the 2012-13 season and signed with Fulham in 2014.
He attended Gosforth Academy and played for the Wallsend Boys Club until 2007, when he signed with the Motherwell youth squad.
He received for the Scottish Premiere League Young Player of the Month Award for April 2012.
He was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
He has played alongside star midfielder Scott Parker at Fulham.