Mark Little (footballer)

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Mark Little
Mark Little, Bristol City right-back (29300239456).jpg
Personal information
Full name Mark Daniel Little
Date of birth (1988-08-20) 20 August 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Worcester, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Bolton Wanderers
Number 2
Youth career
2004–2005 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2010 Wolverhampton Wanderers 27 (0)
2008 Northampton Town (loan) 17 (0)
2008 Northampton Town (loan) 9 (0)
2009–2010 Chesterfield (loan) 12 (0)
2010 Peterborough United (loan) 9 (0)
2010–2014 Peterborough United 148 (3)
2014–2017 Bristol City 88 (1)
2017– Bolton Wanderers 0 (0)
National team
2006–2007 England U19 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:20, 7 May 2017 (UTC).

Mark Daniel Little (born 20 August 1988) is an English professional footballer who plays for Bolton Wanderers as a defender.


Born in Worcester and educated at Nunnery Wood High School, Little began his career as a youth player in Wolves' Academy and played a major role in the side who made it to the last four of the FA Youth Cup in 2005. He signed a three-year professional contract in August 2005 and had become a regular in the reserve side by the end of the 2005–06 season, and featured as an unused substitute for the first team throughout April 2006.

He made his first team debut in the League Cup at Chesterfield on 23 August 2006.[1] This was followed by his league debut off the bench (on the opposite flank at left-back) at Leeds United on 10 September 2006.[2]

Little went on to feature regularly throughout the season but didn't manage to continue this in the 2007–08 campaign. He was sent out on loan to League One side Northampton Town for a month in January 2008,[3] later extended to three months.[4] After beginning the following season with his parent club, but without breaking into the first team, he again returned to Sixfields on loan until the end of October.[5] In late 2009, Little went out on loan again, this time for two months at League Two side Chesterfield.[6]

In March 2010 Little joined Championship strugglers Peterborough United on loan for the remainder of the season.[7] After he was not offered a new contract at Wolves,[8] Little signed for Peterborough in a three-year deal on 25 May 2010.

On 5 June 2014, Little left Peterborough after turning down a new contract offer. On 25 June 2014 it was confirmed Little would join Bristol City on a three-year contract from 1 July 2014.[9] Little was part of the Bristol City squad that won League One (securing promotion to the Championship) and the Johnstone's Paint Trophy (meaning Little had been part of the winning side of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy for two years running), scoring City's second goal and winning man of the match in the final of the latter.[10][11] He was a regular starter in the Championship for Bristol City under Steve Cotterill and later, Lee Johnson. However, his contract with Bristol City was not renewed after the 2016-17 season and he joined Bolton Wanderers F.C. [12].



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