Name: Marc Laird
Date of Birth: 23 January 1986
Place of Birth: Edinburgh
Marc Laird agreed terms to join Yeovil Town on June 19th 2015. The former Manchester City trainee was out of contract at Prenton Park, after spending a year on the Wirral, and with them dropping down into the Conference at the end of the 2014-15 season, he took the opportunity to stay in the Football League, and renew his relationship with Paul Sturrock, who he worked with whilst at Southend United.
Laird never made a first team appearance for Manchester City but managed to warm the bench for them as an unused substitute on a number of occasions. During that time he spent time out on loan with Northampton Town (6 appearances) and Port Vale (10 appearances, 1 goal).
His major break in his career came when he signed for Millwall, where he made 92 appearances, scoring seven times across just over three seasons, and was part of their squad that gained promotion from League One at the end of the 2009-10 season. Having reached the Championship, Laird dropped out of their squad, and he spent part of the following season out on loan playing for Brentford (5 appearances, 1 goal) and Walsall (8 appearances).
Unsurprisingly, he was released in the summer of 2011, and was snapped up by former Glovers boss Russell Slade at Leyton Orient, who he played under for eighteen months. He then teamed up with Paul Sturrock at Southend United, initially as a 15 game loan spell, that was ultimately made permanent - overall he made 48 appearances for the Essex side, scoring two goals.
Last season he moved to play for Tranmere Rovers, and scored once in 39 appearances. He is rated as a hard-working box-to-box midfielder, and arrives at the club with close to 250 Football League appearances.
Marc has agreed a one year contract with the club that will be signed on July 1st 2015, after his contract with Tranmere expires.
Total Appearances: 22
Total Goals: 0
Debut Appearance: 8 August 2015