Date of birth
Previous Clubs: Burton Albion, Ilkeston (loan), Aldershot Town (loan)
Starting off as a youngster at Coventry City, Marcus Harness made the short journey to Burton Albion where he continued his youth career there. The winger is one of Michael Brown’s newest additions for the upcoming 2017/18 season where he signed from the Brewers during July on a loan deal.
The 21-year old kicked off his professional career in 2013 with Burton as he his first-team debut during a cup game against Notts County. Within a season, he signed his first two-year deal with the club and was given the Man of the Match award against QPR in a League Cup tie. This was the year that Albion lifted the League Two trophy with Harness featuring 22 times.
To gain further first-team experience, Marcus was loaned out to Northern Premier League side, Ilkeston, on a one-month loan deal. This was then shortly followed by a spell with National League side, Aldershot Town, where he made just two appearances before returning to the Pirelli stadium. The club achieved promotion to the Championship that season as the youngster was awarded the club’s ‘Most Improved Young Player of the Season’ award.
The tricky winger made ten appearances in the Championship last season following his contract extension and now joins up with Port Vale for the upcoming season. His pace and skill will look to be a huge asset for Michael Brown’s side.