He first arrived at Aggborough from Telford Utd in August 1996 and went on to make fifty six appearances for us and scoring once. He soon became a firm favourite with the fans owing to his masterful defensive work and his overlapping to the byeline from where he delivered a perfect cross 95 times out of every hundred.
It was obvious to all that he was too good for our level of football so it came as no surprise to see him leave for Crewe Alexandra for a sum of £100,000. A clear profit of £90,000 for us. He made over a hundred appearances for Crewe before leaving for Bristol Rovers on a free transfer three years later following rumoured arguments with the then manager at Crewe, Dario Gradi.
He lasted just over six months at Bristol before moving to Championship side QPR on another free transfer and it was here that he probably spent the best times of his career spending, on and off, five years there. In between he joined Rushden for a year when they were in the Football League.
In November 2007 he departed West London for East London and joined Millwall, again on a free transfer. He made his debut for the Lions in a FA Cup game at Altrincham and stayed at the New Den up until this year when his contract was mutually ended.
Marcus still lives in Birmingham and he still coaches the Blues womens team that he used to coach when he was originally with us. His brother, Paul Bignot, also played with us a few years back and is now at Newport County.
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