|Mark started his career as a trainee at
Tottenham Hotspur. Failing to make an impact at Spurs, he spent a
short loan period at Brentford and scored one goal in two appearances.
Released by Tottenham in September 1997, he
joined the Daggers and impressed enough in the reserve side to get his
chance in the first team. He made his debut in an Essex Senior Cup
match at Hornchurch in the November. This performance impressed
manager Ted Hardy enough for him to gain a regular first team place and he
has become one of the crowd favourites since.
At the start of the 2000/01 season, Mark
spent two months on loan to Braintree Town as he recovered from a
In December 2000, Mark made the national
headlines for scoring the late winner for the Daggers in the FA Cup 2nd
round match against Lincoln City at Sincil Bank, and has never lived down
his subsequent MotD interview. Mark also supplied the cross for The
Daggers' goal at The Valley against Charlton Athletic in the 3rd Round, as
well as scoring the Daggers' third goal in the Exeter City replay the
In 2002/03 he again scored a vital FA Cup goal,
the winner at Crawley to get the Daggers in the FA Cup 3rd round once
more. He then laid on the perfect cross for the second Daggers goal
against Plymouth Argyle in a televised replay, described as "Beckham'esque"
by Mark Lawrenson on MotD.
Mark is a player who can turn a game and
has given a succession of full backs nightmares over his time with The
Daggers, but who frustrates as he scores many fewer goals than he should
given the positions he gets into.
Mark Janney & Mark Rooney defend a free kick v Northwich (2001/02)
Mark at Bastingstoke
Janners in FA Cup action v Plymouth (copyright Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
Mark tormenting Norwich (copyright Ross Kinnard / Getty Images)
Home v Chester 2002/03