Although we might be biased, we think that Mark Brown is quite simply one of the best goalkeepers in the SPL and is a huge asset for ICT.
Mark signed for the club from Motherwell where he was one of those players unfortunate enough to be released when they had financial problems. Motherwell's loss was certainly ICT's gain
Season 2002/03 : In his first season Mark was the only ICT player to start in every match for the club and made 44 appearances. He did the same again in 2003/04, 2004/05 and the run of consecutive appearances only came to an end in the penultimate game of the 2005/06 season. He was voted as Man of the Match in the epic 1-0 win over Celtic at Caledonian Stadium in the Tennentâ€™s Scottish Cup Quarter-Final.
Season 2003/04 : Mark was in outstanding form and at one point was called into the Scotland Under-21 squad but didnt make an appearance. He was voted the Bellâ€™s First Division Player of the Month for September and also Tennentâ€™s Man of the Match in the Scottish Cup semi-final tie at Hampden Park on April 2004 against Dunfermline Athletic. His outstanding and consistent form over the season saw him voted the Supporters Player of the Year, the Playersâ€™ Player of the Year and joint winner of the Matchday Programme Player of the Year.
Season 2004/05 : Mark made his 100th appearance for the club in the
away defeat by Hearts at Tynecastle on 25th September but went on to break the record of consecutive appearances set by Dennis Wyness (119) when he played his 120th game for ICT against Dundee United at Tannadice on 19th February 2005 - the record is all the more remarkable as he has started in every game since signing for the club. Apart from a slight dip in form he reinvented himself to be included in the Scotland Future squad and he went on to have another outstanding season between the sticks. Was injured in a midweek game against Dundee but managed to be fit for the next game three days later against Livingston but was taken off at half-time. Intensive treatment saw him fit and ready for the next game against Dunfermline Athletic. Quite simply one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League and will go a long way in
Season 2005/06 : Mark signed on for another two years and his form was quite superb in what was another fantastic season for him. He made his 150th appearance for the club in the CIS Cup Quarter-Final tie against Livingston at Almondvale and was Highland News/Acorn Signs Player of the Month for December. He went on to play in all but one game for the club during 2005-06 (missing our last home match against Falkirk in May) and has created a consecutive appearance record that will be very difficult to beat - 176.
He played for the opening 45 minutes in the Scotland Futures side against Turkey at the Stadium and played well. Voted Supportersâ€™ Club Player of the Year.