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

Mark Little
Mark Little, Bristol City right-back (29300239456).jpg
Personal information
Full name Mark Daniel Little[1]
Date of birth (1988-08-20) 20 August 1988 (age 30)
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)
2008Northampton Town (loan) 17 (0)
2008Northampton Town (loan) 9 (0)
2009–2010Chesterfield (loan) 12 (0)
2010Peterborough United (loan) 9 (0)
2010–2014 Peterborough United 148 (3)
2014–2017 Bristol City 88 (1)
2017– Bolton Wanderers 16 (1)
National team
2006–2007 England U19 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:17, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

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CareerEdit

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.[2] This was followed by his league debut off the bench (on the opposite flank at left-back) at Leeds United on 10 September 2006.[3]

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,[4] later extended to three months.[5] 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.[6] In late 2009, Little went out on loan again, this time for two months at League Two side Chesterfield.[7]

In March 2010 Little joined Championship strugglers Peterborough United on loan for the remainder of the season.[8] After he was not offered a new contract at Wolves,[9] 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.[10] Little was part of the Bristol City squad that won League One (securing promotion to the Championship) and the Football League Trophy (meaning Little had been part of the winning side of the cup competition for two years running), scoring City's second goal and winning man of the match in the final of the latter.[11][12] 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..[13]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 30 September 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2006–07[14] Championship 26 0 3 0 1 0 1[a] 0 31 0
2007–08[15] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 27 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 32 0
Northampton Town (loan) 2007–08[15] League One 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
2008–09[16] League One 9 0 0 0 2 0 1[b] 0 12 0
Total 26 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 29 0
Chesterfield (loan) 2009–10[17] League Two 12 0 1 0 0 0 1[b] 0 14 0
Peterborough United (loan) 2009–10[17] Championship 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Peterborough United 2010–11[18] League One 35 0 4 0 1 0 4[c] 1 44 1
2011–12[19] Championship 35 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 38 1
2012–13[20] Championship 40 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 43 1
2013–14[21] League One 38 1 4 0 2 0 7[d] 0 51 1
Total 157 3 10 0 7 0 11 1 185 4
Bristol City 2014–15[22] League One 37 1 3 0 0 0 3[b] 1 43 2
2015–16[23] Championship 23 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 25 0
2016–17[24] Championship 28 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 34 0
Total 88 1 7 0 4 0 3 1 102 2
Bolton Wanderers 2017–18[25] Championship 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0
Career total 316 4 21 0 16 0 17 2 370 6
  1. ^ Appearance in the Championship play-offs
  2. ^ a b c Appearances in the Football League Trophy
  3. ^ One appearance in the Football League Trophy and three in the League One play-offs
  4. ^ Five appearances in the Football League Trophy and two in the League One play-offs

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Club list of registered players: As at 19th May 2018: Bolton Wanderers" (PDF). English Football League. p. 7. Retrieved 16 June 2018. 
  2. ^ "Chesterfield 0–0 Wolves". BBC Sport. 23 August 2006. 
  3. ^ "Leeds 0–1 Wolves". BBC Sport. 10 September 2006. 
  4. ^ "Northampton sign Wolves defender". BBC Sport. 10 January 2008. 
  5. ^ "Wolves defender stays at Cobblers". BBC Sport. 11 February 2008. 
  6. ^ "Little leaves Wolves for Cobblers". BBC Sport. 22 August 2008. 
  7. ^ "Chesterfield sign Wolves defender". BBC Sport. 5 October 2009. 
  8. ^ "Peterborough United loan Wolves defender Mark Little". BBC Sport. 2 March 2010. 
  9. ^ "Wolverhampton Wanderers release trio of squad players". BBC Sport. 14 May 2010. 
  10. ^ "Bristol City: Mark Little and Wade Elliott agree deals". BBC Sport. 25 June 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "Football League Trophy final: Bristol City 2-0 Walsall". BBC Sport. 22 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "Bristol City 0-0 Coventry City". BBC Sport. 18 April 2015. 
  13. ^ "Mark Little: Bolton Wanderers agree two-year deal for former Bristol City right-back". BBC Sport. 16 June 2017. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Mark Little in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. 
  15. ^ a b "Games played by Mark Little in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Mark Little in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. 
  17. ^ a b "Games played by Mark Little in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Mark Little in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Mark Little in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Mark Little in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Mark Little in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Mark Little in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Mark Little in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Mark Little in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Mark Little in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. 

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