The Imps have offered a non-contract deal to a not so free agent Mark McCammon, formerly of Brentford and Gillingham, whose claims to fame appears to be being the first to score at Doncaster Rovers’ Keepmoat Stadium, an FA Cup appearance for Millwall albeit as a sub, plus a hat-trick for Barbados half-way through the noughties. Like all of Reg’s preferred forwards the 33 year-old has played for a host of clubs including Cambridge , Charlton, Swindon (loan), Brentford, Millwall, Brighton, Bristol City (loan), Doncaster, Bradford (loan)
First thoughts on the new Bank Beast are that Reg is biting off more than he can chew, once we can actually sign the guy of course. Having played just 3 games for Braintree, scoring once, he had his contract cancelled and moved on – well not quite as it appears they still hold his registration. The 14 stone 6 foot 5 inch beast of a man wins everything in the air and has been a great support striker for some lads who subsequently went on to better things. He takes no prisoners, but he is not just a thug, as he has a good brain and a knack of forcing the issue where it counts in the box.
He started out at Cambridge United before joining Premier League Charlton Athletic, in March 1999. Brentford offered £100,000 in June 2000 where he rewarded them with 15 goals and almost three times as many assists in 89 appearances over three seasons. Millwall (2 goals in 21) then signed him near the end of the 2002/03 season where he spent an in and out year crowned with the Cup Final bow. Mark was loaned to Brighton (4 goals in 27) and then joined permanently before being loaned to Bristol City (4 goals in 11).
The year of our Lord 2006 was a good year for the veteran as he won his first international Cap for Barbados, scoring a hat-trick against Anguilla, the international equivalent of a pub team, in a 7-1 Caribbean Cup Qualifying match. He also joined Doncaster Rovers (6 goals in 54) in time to score the first ever goal at the Keepmoat Stadium. In two seasons at Donny Mark helped Rovers to promotion to The Championship via the play-offs before moving to Gillingham (5 goals in 52) for a season. They released him last summer when his contract expired, although he did have a goalless 4 game loan at Bradford under Jacko.
So on the plus side we have a big strong target man who will win everything in the air, on a try before we buy non-contract basis. So far so good, Mark seems to have bonded sufficiently with the squad during his trial, but he is certainly no slouch off the pitch either. McCammon has a penchent for openly criticising managers, something disciplinarian and social networking nemesis David Holdsworth will not like medium to long term. Dennis Wise and Mark Stimson felt his verbal force and he admitted to “differences” with Mark McGee. McCammon also called into a radio show after the host stated that he was not worth a place in the Brighton first eleven, telling the host, “Until you kick a ball in professional football, you can’t tell me I’m not good enough for this standard. I think what you said is very disrespectful.”
Not wishing to show any disrespect STMI would like to offer you the best Mark.