They Played For Both – Doncaster Rovers

Mark McCammon

 

Mark McCammon | Player Profile | Sky Sports Football

You remember McCammon, right? He might have played during a forgettable period in the club’s history, but he did play a small role in our survival in 2011/12. He started life at Cambridge United in 1997, racking up spells with Charlton Athletic, Swindon Town, Brentford, Millwall, Brighton & Hove Albion, Bristol City, Doncaster Rovers, Gillingham, Bradford City, Braintree Town and Sheffield FC before joining us. His time at Docnaster was notable when he became the first player to score at the Keepmoat, netting first in a 3-0 victory over Huddersfield. He also appeared in the play-off final in 2008, a game in which Donny beat Leeds to earn promotion to the Championship.

He arrived at Sincil Bank as a short-term fix for David Holdsworth and scored on his debut as we lost 2-1 to Mansfield. He notched another on his first start for the club against Newport County as we won 2-0. Things looked promising, but after that, nothing. He signed on a permanent deal for the following season after but left after just two outings. During his spell, he kept Jamie Taylor out of the side, and Taylor went on to score just ten less goals for City in two seasons than McCammon had in his entire career. Welcome to the genius management of David Holdsworth.

In February 2012, McCammon began action against Gillingham at an employment tribunal alleging racial discrimination. He claimed Andy Hessenthaler was “racially intolerant” and that the club had tried to “frustrate him out”. The Tribunal found that he had indeed been a victim of racial discrimination. Ironically he had initially joined Gillingham as a replacement for another former Imp, Delroy Facey.

He also made eight appearances for Barbados in-between 2006 and 2008, and his hat trick in a 7-1 with over Anguilla gave his nation their biggest ever victory.