Staffordshire football legend Mark Bright officially opened Leek Town FC’s new 3G artificial grass pitch at a ceremony held at Harrison Park last Saturday.
Bright played for the Blues between 1978 – 1980 and credits his spell at Leek Town as the main reason he went on to have a glittering career in the professional game.
Bright’s professional stats are incredibly impressive. He notched up 212 goals in 529 club appearances. He had successful spells at Port Vale, Leicster City, Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton Athletic.
But it was his spell at Crystal Palace which was the most notable and prolific spell in his professional career. He scored 70 goals in 170 games for the club and struck up a fantastic striking partnership with Ian Wright.
Mark spoke with the Moorlands Radio Sports Team live on Saturday and he told the team how important his time at Harrison Park was and how fantastic the new facility is. Listen below: