A product of the renowned Crewe Alexandra youth system, joining their Academy at the age of 7. He represented Crewe at every age group level and played a key part in the under 18 team that reached the semi finals of the FA Youth Cup in 2004.
He was loaned out to Leigh RMI in the 2005/06 season, playing a holding midfield role and impressed enough to be awarded his first professional contract with Crewe in the summer of 2006. Following a successful loan spell at Kidsgrove Athletic, scoring 9 goals in 20 appearances from midfield, he broke into Crewe's first team towards the end of his first season as a professional.
Mark made a handful of appearances the following season and saw a more regular place in the team with the arrival of new manager Gudjon Thordarson in the 2008/09 season, and managed to score his first two goals for the club as a professional.
On 21 July 2009, Paul Ince signed Mark Carrington on a two-year contract for Milton Keynes Dons. He found his chances limited over the next 18 months and decided to leave MK Dons in the January 2011 transfer window, but not before scoring for them after coming on in the 81st minute against Dagenham & Redbridge to earn MK a 1–0 win and three vital points towards their push for promotion.
In a bid to play more regularly he opted for a chance to play in the Scottish Premier League with Hamilton until the end of the season, where he put in some good performances against Celtic and Rangers.
In September 2011, Bury signed him on a short-term non-contract agreement after impressing whilst on trial. After making 21 appearances in his first season, Mark signed a new one-year contract with the Shakers which kept him at Gigg Lane until 2013.
Released due to their financial problems he joined Wrexham for pre-season training and joined on a short term contract in September, which was converted into a full time deal in October 2013.
He quickly established himself at right back and his contribution to the team was recognised in the end of season awards, when we as named Player of the Season.
Last season Carrington was moved around the team playing in a number of positions, but wherever he played he seemed to settle in the role straight away. playing a total of 33 games and scoring 2 goals.
Carrington won The Steve Edwards Goal of the Season Trophy for his memorable strike which gave Wrexham the lead at Stoke City in the 3rd round of the FA Cup - a moment which no Wrexham fan will ever forget!
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