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Luke Donkin Quizzes Washington Striker Mark Davison

Editor Luke Donkin speaks with Washington striker Mark Davison on his life within non-league football.


Mark has made an excellent start to the season – scoring eleven goals in eight league games – as well as one goal in both the FA Cup and Durham Challenge Cup.

The interview can be found below:

LD: Who are your previous clubs?
MD: Leeds United, Sunderland, Northampton Town, Spennymoor Town, Sunderland RCA, Chester-le-Street Town and Ryhope CW.

LD: Who is your biggest influence in football?
MD: My biggest influence is Alan Shearer, as I loved watching him as a child and always wanted to be like him.

LD: Which footballing star would you most liken yourself to?
MD: As a Sunderland fan I shouldn't be saying this, but I'd most probably liken myself to Alan Shearer or Mark Viduka – as an old fashioned centre forward.

LD: Who is the worst dresser at Washington?
MD: Joe Walton, he buys his clothes at a charity shop!

LD: Who is the laziest trainer at Washington?
MD: The worst trainer is Adam McGuinness, he's the laziest person I've ever met!

LD: Where did you first begin playing football?
MD: I was at Leeds United and Sunderland as a youngster, then moved to Northampton Town on a YTS (Youth Training Scheme). After that I moved into the Northern League.

LD: What is the highlight of your time in football?
MD: It would have to be winning the FA Vase with Spennymoor Town in front of 17,500 people – as well as winning domestic cups with them. Also winning the FA Sunday Cup twice with Plains Farm and Hetton Lyons.

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