Atkins, Mark Nigel

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Defender/Midfield.

Born: Doncaster, 14 August 1968.

 

Career: Scunthorpe United apprentice, professional Jly 86, Blackburn Rovers Jne 88, WOLVES Spt 95 to May 99, Walsall (guest) Aug 99, York City Aug 99, Reading (trial) Oct 99, Doncaster Rovers Nov 99 (caretaker manager 2000), Hull City (loan) Mar 01, Shrewsbury Town Jly 01 (caretaker manager 2003), Harrogate Town (assistant manager) Jly 03, Stalybridge Celtic Jan 05 to Apr 07 (assistant manager), Matlock Town (manager) Nov 08 to Oct 14. 

Mark Atkins started his career with Scunthorpe United and he went on to make 64 appearances at the Old Show Ground before transferring to Blackburn Rovers. At Ewood Park he became a free-scoring full-back and helped them to promotion to the Premier League through the play-offs in 1992. Atkins was a part of the Ewood Park team who were runners-up in the Premier League and a season later the Championship but with Kenny Dalglish building his squad Atkins became surplus to requirements and joined Wolves for £1,000,000.

At Molineux he was a solid and regular member of the squad and helped Wolves into the play-offs in 1997. By the time he moved to York City in 1999 he had 153 appearances to his name as well as 11 goals.

His time at York was only short with further short stints at Doncaster Rovers and Hull City, before he joined Shrewsbury Town. He spent two seasons at Gay Meadow, but it ended on a miserable note as Town were relegated from the Football League in 2003. He has since gone into Non-League football.

League Appearances 523, Goals 51.

First Team

Debut: Luton Town (h) 23/9/95.

League FA Cup FL Cup Other Total
A S G A S G A S G A S G A S G
1995/96 26 6/2 2 4 5 35 6/2 4
1996/97 44 1 4 1 2 2 1 49 1 5
1997/98 30 4/6 2 4 1/1 5 39 5/7 2
1998/99 15  0/4 2 1/1 17 1/5
Total 115 11/12 8 11 1/1 12 1/1 2 1 140 13/14 11