Mark was signed just before the start of the 2016-17 season after he was freed by Yeovil Town. He started his career at Carlisle, and was at Brunton Park for five years until he was freed in the summer of 2015. During this time, he had a successful period on loan at Falkirk, in which he helped the SPL club reached the Scottish Premiership play off semi finals.
After he left Carlisle, Mark moved to Yeovil , who loaned him out for half of the 2015-16 season to Wrexham, and he was freed at the end of that season.
He was the Darlington’s top scorer last season with 18 league goals, and he gained the distinction of being the last Darlington player to score at the club’s previous home of Heritage Park, and the first to score at the club’s current home of Blackwell Meadows. He also played in every league game apart from one.
Even though he was born in Sunderland, Mark has three Scotland Under 19 caps because his grandfather was born in Scotland.
Career data for Darlington up the end of season 2016-17: Appearances: League 41 (0 as sub) Cups 2 (plus 1 sub) Goals 18
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