was first spotted by Norwich City when he played in the Everton
youth side that lost the FA Youth Cup final
to the young Canaries in 1983.
His four goals over the three legs of the final impressed Ken
who signed him when Everton released him mere weeks after
the final. He made his debut for Norwich in May 1984 against Coventry.
A total of 18 appearances were made for Norwich resulting in two
A loan spell at Cambridge Utd was followed by a transfer to Cardiff
City in July 1985. Three goals in thirty one games for the Welsh
side led to the termination of his contract although allegedly he
was sacked for a breach of club discipline. A trial with Portsmouth
was unsuccessful and Mark tried his luck on the continent. Dutch
sides Willem 11 Tillburg, Fortuna Sittard and Feyenoord have all
used his services as have German side Hertha BSC Berlin. A return
to Britain came in 1991 when he joined Brighton and Hove Albion.
reports in the 1997/98 club handbook that Mark
was playing for Runcorn in the Unibond Northern League and had applied
for the vacant manager's position but was unsuccessful. He then
moved onto Telford. Chatting to Mark at Norwich City's centenary
dinner, he revealed that he was now living in Bristol, "enjoying
life" and hoping to get back into football.