Mark Marshall Signs for Charlton Athletic
Bradford City have today confirm that winger Mark Marshall has signed a two-year contract with Charlton Athletic and will leave Valley Parade when his current contract at Bradford City expires on the 1st July 2017.
Marshall, becomes Charlton’s second signing of the summer with his former teammate Billy Clarke penning a deal with the club last week. Both players were a crucial part in the Bradford City side that missed out on promotion to the Championship this year in a heart-breaking play-off final.
Marshall enjoyed a particularly good season with six goals and nine assists in the league as he won Bradford’s Player of the Year award. His successful season wasn’t just limited to goals and assists. He had more crosses than anyone else in Sky Bet League One last season 261 crosses ahead of second place Filipe Morais on 182.
Charlton Athletic manager Karl Robinson said, “He’s a very good League One player and someone we have been after he is one of our main targets. He’s somebody that over the last two seasons has come of age. He’s gone to Bradford City and become one of the most effective wingers in the division. When you look at him and Billy Clarke they were a massive part behind the success of Bradford City last season.
Speaking about the move to Charlton Marshall said, “It’s a dream come true, as a youth player you always want to play for a local team. Being back home and being around a big club with a big history. I’m looking to come and hit the ground running. It’s one of the teams I grew up in and around and you always want to be a part of it.”
The Jamaican-born played his first competitive game for Grays Athletic in the 2007-08 season. He subsequently played for Eastleigh, Swindon Town, Hereford United, Barnet, Coventry City and Port Vale before joining Bradford in 2015.