Ex-Claret on the move

Last updated : 13 February 2003 By Tony Scholes

Mark Ford in his Premiership days at Leeds
Midfielder Mark Ford has made the move to Leigh from 3rd Division Darlington where he has failed to win a place in the team since the departure of manager Tommy Taylor. In fact Ford’s last first team appearance was back in mid October and a 3-2 home defeat against league new boys Boston United.

He joined the Clarets having played 29 Premiership games for Leeds but after breaking his leg in the first match of his second season he was never able to win a place in Stan Ternent’s team and was released.

Spells at Lommel (Belgium) and Torquay (where he stayed with Helen Chamberlain) followed before he signed for Darlington in February two years ago for £15,000. He was a regular until the change of management and at the age of 27 he has now moved into the Conference to try and resurrect his career.

But as a former Claret moves in a current member of the Turf Moor staff could be moving out. Our Ethnic Minorities Development Office Dino Maamria has the opportunity to sign for Stevenage Borough.

It is a little bit like frying pan into the fire though with Stevenage next to bottom and just one place below Leigh. Dino will not be moving before weekend and will play for Leigh on Saturday before making his decision next week.

It is unclear whether his position at Burnley Football Club would be affected should he sign for Stevenage.