A Bright mention for Leek Town at the FA Cup second round draw live on BBC television

Mark Bright, centre, with BBC presenter Mark Chapman, left, and ex-Man U star Dion Dublin.

EX-LEEK Town footballer Mark Bright, who went on to make a name for himself at the highest level of the game, ‘pulled one out of the hat’ before assisting former Manchester United striker Dion Dublin make the draw for the second round of the FA Cup live on BBC TV on Monday night.
He was challenged beforehand by LASAR Radio’s Gary Shenton – an old friend – to give Leek a mention on air, which he did with the help of presenter Mark Chapman, who referred to Mark having his first taste of FA Cup experience with non-league Leek Town.
Mark played for Leek in 1980-81, after being released by Port Vale as a youth team player, but he was invited back to Vale Park on a part-time contract after impressing on the non-league scene.
He went on to play for Leicester City, Crystal Palace, Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton Athletic, scoring 166 goals in 461 league appearances, before ending his 18-year playing career in 1999.
Mark has gone on to become a successful football pundit for the BBC, British Eurosport and Al Jazeera, and is on the coaching staff of Premier Division Crystal Palace, for whom he appeared in two FA Cup finals.
He has just published his autobiography ‘My Story – from foster carer to fooballer.’
The book follows his journey from loving foster care to the football big time and his close encounters with racism and depression along the way.