Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Don of a New Era for Mark

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Don of a New Era for Mark

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Byline: LEE RYDER

GEORDIE boy Mark Doninger could end up playing in next season's Europa League after signing for Eircom League Sligo Rovers.

With Emerald Isle big boys Cork City on the brink of folding, Sligo would take their place in European competition next season.

Midfield man Doninger has had a hectic schedule since leaving Newcastle United last summer.

After being offered the chance to play in Singapore, he returned to Croft Park to play for Blyth Spartans in the Blue Square North.

Yet despite interest from Burton Albion in League Two, Doninger has signed a one-year contract with Sligo.

The youngster, originally signed by Sir Bobby Robson at Newcastle, said from Ireland today: "I'm delighted to have agreed a deal with Sligo and think this is a good opportunity for me.

"It's the chance to play full-time in a league that attracts some big crowds.

"Our season starts in March and we've got Shamrock Rovers in the first game. …

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