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Mark Preece
Nationality: Eng
Rovers apps (gls)1: 0 (0)
Date of birth: 3 June 1987
Place of birth: Bristol
Height: 6 ft 3 in
Position: Defender
Date joined: July 2005
Joined from: Youth
Date left: June 2006
1 League appearances and goals only.

Mark Preece is a defender from Bristol who came through the youth system and was given his first professional contract in 2005. He remained in the squad for a year and was sent out to Gloucester City for a loan period, but was released without making any first team appearances for the Pirates. He represented Somerset at under-16 and under-18 levels.

Career[]

Mark started his career at Bristol Rovers, but never made an impact on the first team. During the 2005-06 season he joined Gloucester City on loan, where he started 14 games and came on as substitute once, scoring a single goal. On his release by Bristol Rovers he joined Forest Green Rovers in 2006, from where he was loaned to Weston-super-Mare for a month in January 2007.

He signed a one-year deal with Mansfield Town in 2010, but an injury suffered during pre-season training kept him on the sidelines for the first few months of the season. His Mansfield career was dealt a second blow when having been sent out on loan to Eastwood Town in September to regain his match fitness he suffered a second injury, this time to his knee, and would require surgery. He made just two appearances for The Badgers, both in the FA Cup. After a spell of recouperation he was sent out on loan a second time when he joined AFC Telford United in March, and it wasn't until April that he finally made his debut for The Stags. He never really had a chance to prove himself in Mansfield though, and a change of management at the club led to him being released at the end of the season.

He joined Bath City for the 2011–12 season, where he lined up alongside a number of former and current Gas players, including Lewis Hogg and Ben Swallow, who was on loan with The Romans in 2011.

Career stats[]

Season Club League
Apps Goals
2005–06 Bristol Rovers 0 0
2005–06 Gloucester City (loan) 15 1
2006–07 Forest Green Rovers 30 1
2006–07 Weston-super-Mare (loan) ? ?
2007–08 Forest Green Rovers 34 1
2008–09 Forest Green Rovers 35 2
2009–10 Forest Green Rovers 36 3
2010–11 Mansfield Town 5 0
2010–11 Eastwood Town (loan) 0 0
2010–11 AFC Telford United (loan) 3 0
2011–12 Bath City 29 0
2012–13 Bath City 33 5

See also[]

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