Mark Allott

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Mark Allott
Personal information
Full name Mark Stephen Allott
Date of birth (1977-10-03) 3 October 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Middleton, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2002 Oldham Athletic 154 (31)
2001–2002 Chesterfield (loan) 10 (2)
2002–2007 Chesterfield 211 (9)
2007–2009 Oldham Athletic 87 (7)
2009 Tranmere Rovers 0 (0)
2009–2012 Chesterfield 125 (3)
2013 Hyde 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:30, 22 April 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Mark Stephen Allott (born 3 October 1977)[1] is an English former footballer.

Career[edit]

Oldham Athletic[edit]

Allott initially came through the youth ranks and was highly rated as a centre forward, scoring on his debut as a substitute in a defeat against Bolton Wanderers at Burnden Park in October 1996. When Manager Neil Warnock left the club in 1998 and took a lot of the first team with him Allott featured more in Andy Ritchie's team. His second season saw him finish the campaign as top goalscorer with 12 goals and the following season he was ever present and finished with 8 goals. However, in the Summer of 2001, the club was taken over by millionaire Chris Moore who promised to bring in better quality players and despite Allott starting the season in the first team when manager Ritchie was sacked in early November new manager Mick Wadsworth had the money to bring in his own players and he was loaned out and eventually sold to Chesterfield in January 2002.

Chesterfield[edit]

At Chesterfield, Allott had a limited return as a goalscorer and was switched to a right midfield role after the arrival of manager Roy McFarland in 2003, later becoming firmly established in central midfield.[2]

Oldham Athletic[edit]

He returned to Oldham in 2007 as a replacement for Richie Wellens, this time as a central midfielder. His game had improved in this role and his first season back saw him sweep up at the club's Player of the Season awards. However, the following season saw his defensive partner Gary McDonald depart the club to be replaced by Danny Whitaker and although the club started the season well, gaps in the midfield in some games led the club to falter badly from a position in the play-offs to midtable by the end of the season and new manager Dave Penney chose not to keep him at the club.

Chesterfield[edit]

In the summer of 2009, Allot returned to Chesterfield having initially signed a two-year contract with Tranmere Rovers, becoming the club's first signing in the 2009 summer transfer window.[3] However, on 27 July 2009, after managerial changes at both clubs, it was confirmed that Allott had signed a two-year deal with Chesterfield under former Oldham boss John Sheridan, having been released from his contract by Tranmere after only 8 weeks without ever playing a competitive game for the club.[2]

Allott was part of the 2010–11 squad that won League Two and served the club until November 2012 when his contract was cancelled by new manager Paul Cook.[4][2]

Hyde[edit]

On 4 January 2013 he signed for Blue Square Premier Hyde F.C.. On 1 March 2013 he announced his retirement, he played just five games for Hyde F.C, this was due to injuries and illness problems.

Honours[edit]

Chesterfield FC

References[edit]

  1. ^ Basson, Stuart. "Chesterfield FC: Football League players, 1921 to 2009" (Excel spreadsheet). Chesterfield F.C. Retrieved 13 October 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c "The Misunderstood Mark Allott". The Paul Fisher Blog. 16 November 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Rovers seal Allott deal". Sky Sports. 1 June 2009. Retrieved 1 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "Chesterfield boss Paul Cook: Players 'should travel with fans'". BBC Sport. 16 November 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 

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