Mark Briggs

Mark Briggs Midfield

Born   Wolverhampton
Date of Birth 6.12.1982

Height

6ft 1"

Weight

11st 7

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Attacking midfielder who joined the Pitmen for a third time in August 2008 after returning from the USA

A much-travelled player in recent seasons, Briggs began his career as a junior at West Bromwich Albion, appearing in the same reserve side as former  Pitman Ross Adams

Moved to Danish football for a season with Herfløge, before returning to sign for Notts County. Released from Meadow Lane in the summer of 2004, he moved to AFC Telford, and also appeared on trial at AFC Bournemouth

A short spell at the Bucks Head was followed by an equally brief stay at local rivals Shrewsbury Town, before joining Conference National side Northwich Victoria

Headed to Redditch United towards the end of the 2004-2005 season, before joining T N S in the summer. After a short trial spell, he joined fellow Welsh side Welshpool in August 2005. Started off well at Hednesford after joining in December 2005, but faded as the club were relegated from Conference North and was released, where he moved on to Willenhall Town. Briggs hit the headlines in March 2007 by being offered a trial to play in the Major League Soccer in the USA, but after failing to gain a contract, returned to Keys Park in July 2007

After a fairly impressive pre-season with the Pitmen, Briggs shocked everyone at Keys Park by rejoining Willenhall two days before the start of the 2007-2008 season

After playing out nearly the whole of the 2007-2008 season at Noose Lane, he made the switch to Chasetown in April 2008, finishing the season with the Scholars. Returned to the United States to link up with newly-formed Michigan-based franchise Kalamazoo Outrage, who played in the Premier Development League. His form saw him win Player of the Year after fourteen games, before he returned to Keys Park to play against Glasgow Rangers in the Pitmen's penultimate pre-season friendly

Briggs has enjoyed a consistent campaign to date, with his ability to exploit opportunities at set-pieces a major factor behind the Pitmen's free-scoring first half of the season

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Career To Date

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Team   Date From   Date To   Fee   Starts   Substitute  

Goals

West Bromwich A 1.7.2001 31.5.2003 Trainee 0 0 0
Herfløge 1.8.2003 25.3.2004 Free N/A N/A N/A
Notts County 25.3.2004 25.5.2004 Free 0 3 0
AFC Telford United 1.7.2004 19.11.2004 Free 6 0 0
Shrewsbury Town 19.11.2004 28.12.2004 Monthly 0 0 0
Northwich Victoria 28.12.2004 15.2.2005 Free 0 3 0
Redditch United 15.2.2005 1.5.2005 Free 3 5 0
T N S 1.7.2005 1.8.2005 Free 0 0 0
Welshpool Town 1.8.2005 16.12.2005 Free 3 1 0
Hednesford Town 16.12.2005 10.6.2006 Free 13 5 0
Willenhall Town 10.6.2006 1.5.2007 Free N/A N/A N/A
Hednesford Town 13.7.2007 16.8.2007 Free 0 0 0
Willenhall Town 16.8.2007 1.4.2008 Free N/A N/A N/A
Chasetown 1.4.2008 31.5.2008 Free 1 1 0
Kalamazoo Outrage 31.5.2008 7.8.2008 Free 14 0 6
Hednesford Town 7.8.2008 Present Free N/A N/A N/A
Mark Briggs Career Total  Nil 40 18 6

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