Mark Preece
Rovers apps (gls)1:0 (0)
Date of birth:3 June 1987
Place of birth:Bristol
Height:6 ft 3 in
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.


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 statsEdit

2005–06Bristol Rovers 00
2005–06Gloucester City (loan)151
2006–07Forest Green Rovers 301
2006–07Weston-super-Mare (loan)??
2007–08Forest Green Rovers 341
2008–09Forest Green Rovers 352
2009–10Forest Green Rovers 363
2010–11Mansfield Town 50
2010–11Eastwood Town (loan)00
2010–11AFC Telford United (loan)30
2011–12Bath City 290
2012–13Bath City 335

See alsoEdit

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