Mark Fotheringham

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Mark Fotheringham is a Scottish midfielder who was born in Dundee on 22nd October 1983. Fotheringham began his career with Celtic, and made his debut for the Glasgow giants on 13th May 2000 in a 0-0 draw at St Johnstone, making him the club's youngest ever player. He made just two further appearances for The Bhoys, both dead rubber matches against Dundee United and Kilmarnock.

In August 2003 Fotheringham moved to Dundee, having failed to break through to the first team at Celtic Park. Ironically his first appearance for The Dee came against his former club on 13th September 2003. Fotheringham represented his new side in the UEFA Cup against Perugia, and scored his first goal for the Dens Park club on 29th November 2003 against Livingston. He hit his second a few weeks later at the home of his former club Celtic in a 3-2 defeat.

In 2005 Fotheringham left cash strapped Dundee and made the surprise move to German outfit SC Frieburg. The former Celtic man was unable to hold down a first team slot however. In July 2006 Fotheringham had unsuccessful trials with Southampton and Leeds, and eventually moved Swiss Super League side FA Aarau.

Fotheringham only last half a season in Switzerland, leaving in early 2007. He spent several weeks training with Glasgow Rangers, but ended up signing for Norwich on 31st January 2007 until the end of the campaign. Fotheringham made his Canaries debut on 3rd February, and performed well enough to earn himself an extended deal in the summer. He started the 2007/08 season well with a goal in a 5-2 win over Barnet on 14th August. Four days later he suffered ankle ligament damage in a match against Southampton, which ruled him out until November. Shortly after Fotheringham returned he became team captain. On January 27th 2009 he scored a goal against Southampton, the side who decided against signing him two and a half years earlier. Fotheringham stormed down the Carrow Road tunnel after being substituted in a 2-1 defeat to Coventry on 28th February 2009. As a result manager Bryan Gunn stripped him of the captaincy and never selected him again. He was released in the summer of 2009 with Norwich relegated to League 1.

Following his Norwich departure, Fotheringham had a trial with Spanish outfit Espanyol, and was also linked to a move to Mallorca. After failing to agree a deal with either he trained with Derby and then Sheffield United. Fotheringham had a short spell at Dundee United in September 2009, before joining Cypriot side Anorthosis Famagusta in January 2010. The former Norwich man represented Anorthosis in Europe and scored a goal against AEK on 9th March 2011, which earned the club a place in the Cypriot Cup semi-final.

Fotheringham spent a few months in the Scottish 1st Division with Livingston from October 2011. He scored goals against Queen of the South and Falkirk, but was sent off in his final appearance for the club against Dundee. Ironically Dundee would be Fotheringham's next destination in between a failed trial at Wolves. He signed on at Dens Park in March 2012.