Date of birth
Republic of Ireland
A former Sheffield United youth player, Dublin-born Stephen has played at both Premier League and international level during his career.
Stephen spent the first seven years of his professional career at The Blades, with initial loan spells out to MK Dons and Rotherham United. He became a first-team regular for Sheffield United in the 2006-07 season, earning their Young Player of the Season award and a new contract in the process. A move to Hull City followed in 2012, where he also became a popular figure for the Tigers as they earned promotion to the Premier League. He moved to Reading in 2015 but injury saw him make only 45 appearances for the Royals. In August 2018, Stephen joined Burton Albion with a short-term deal until January, but this was extended to the summer of 2020 during that subsequent transfer window.