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1 An A-Z of Mark Beevers on Fri Jul 22 2016, 11:32

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After captaining Wanderers when making his first start for the club last weekend against Mansfield Town, here is everything you need to know about Mark Beevers in bwfc.co.uk's A-Z guide...


A – AIRPORT – Beevers met his new Bolton Wanderers teammates for the first time at the airport prior to flying to Sweden for the Whites’ week-long training camp


B – BARNSLEY – Although he started his career with Sheffield Wednesday, the 26-year-old was born 15 miles up the M1 in Barnsley 


C – CAPTAIN – He captained the club when making his first start for Bolton in their pre-season clash with Mansfield Town

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D – DEFENDER – His favoured position is at centre-back, though he is also capable of filling in at left-back


E – ENGLAND – A former England Under-19s international, Beevers won his solitary Three Lions appearance against Russia in March 2008


F – FANS – Making an immediate impact after bursting onto the scene with Sheffield Wednesday, the defender was chosen by supporters as the Owls’ Player of the Season for 2007/08


G – GEOFFREY – Beevers’ middle name is Geoffrey


H – HELSINGOR – Wanderers fans got their first chance to see the defender in action in the Whites’ first pre-season friendly as he came on as a substitute against FC Helsingor


I – IPRO STADIUM – He scored his first professional goal away at Premier League Derby County in the FA Cup in January 2008

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J – JUMP – Standing at 6ft 4, Beevers is currently the tallest member of the Wanderers squad so expect to see the defender offering an aerial threat from set-pieces


K – KICK OFF – He is currently in line to make his competitive Wanderers debut against Sheffield United when the 2016/17 Sky Bet League One season kicks off on Saturday 6 August


L – LIONS – Initially joining Millwall on loan in October 2012, Beevers signed for the Lions permanently the following January and made 150 appearances, scoring eight goals during his three-and-a-half seasons at the Den


M – MK DONS – The defender enjoyed a brief stint on loan with MK Dons during the first half of the 2011/12 season, making 14 appearances and scoring one goal

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N – NINE THOUSAND – He has over 9,000 followers on twitter, an impressive total which is more than both Rob Holding and Josh Vela! However he has some ground to make up if he is to catch the likes of Derik Osede on 67.8k and Ben Amos on 211k


O – OWLS – Starting his career with Sheffield Wednesday, making 161 appearances and scoring four goals during his six years at Hillsborough


P – PROMOTION – The defender was a member of the Wednesday side that won promotion the Sky Bet Championship in 2011/12


Q – QUINTET – Scoring 13 goals throughout his career so far, he recorded a season best total of five during the 2015/16 campaign


R – REUNITED – Linking up again with close friend Chris Taylor at Macron Stadium, he also played alongside Liam Trotter at Millwall while he was a member of the same Sheffield Wednesday side as Gary Madine


S – ST. MARY’S – Handed his professional debut in January 2007 when just 17-years-old, the defender completed the full 90 minutes as Sheffield Wednesday lost 2-1 away at Southampton


T – TAYLOR – Having played together at Millwall, Beevers is close friends with fellow new arrival at Wanderers, Chris Taylor, even offering the midfielder use of his spare room after he returned to the Lions on loan last season

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U – UNVEILED – Joining Wanderers earlier this month, he became Phil Parkinson’s second signing of the summer since his appointment as Bolton manager


V – VENOMOUS – He produced a heart-in-the-mouth moment for Millwall fans last season, which caught the attention of Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday, when passing back to goalkeeper Jordan Archer as the shot-stopper was forced to produce an acrobatic header over his own crossbar to avoid conceding an own goal against Peterborough United  


W – WEMBLEY – The defender was a member of the Millwall side that reached the FA Cup semi-finals in 2013, while he was also on the scoresheet in the Lions’ Sky Bet League One Play-Off Final defeat to Barnsley last season

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X – X-RAY – He missed the latter stages of the 2010/11 season when he suffered the “worst injury of his career” after fracturing his cheekbone against Peterborough United in March 2011


Y – YOUNGSTER – Impressing during the 2007/08 season with Sheffield Wednesday, his performances saw him named Wickes Young Apprentice of the Year at the Football League awards


Z – ZONAL-MARKING – Whether Phil Parkinson’s has his defence set up using zonal-marking or man-marking, you can expect Beevers to be involved in the heart of the action, marshalling the Wanderers defence and clearing the danger

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