Anniversary

Name: Mike Marsh
Born: 21 July 1969, Kirkby, Liverpool
Clubs: Liverpool, West Ham United, Coventry City, Galatasaray, Southend United, Kidderminster Harriers, Southport, Boston United, Accrington Stanley

Former West Ham United midfielder Mike Marsh is today celebrating his 44th birthday.

The Liverpudlian joined the Hammers - together with David Burrows - from Liverpool in September 1993, as part of the deal that saw Julian Dicks move in the opposite direction.

Though he was a regular in his debut season at the Boleyn Ground, Marsh's stay in east London lasted just 15 months.

Having made some 42 starts in the 1993/94 campaign, his claret and blue career ended the following December, courtesy of a £450,000 switch to Coventry City.

Six months thereafter and Marsh was again on the move, this time joining up with Graeme Souness' Galatasaray in Turkey. It was another misadventure, however, as within three months he was plying his trade back on British soil with Southend United.     

Now Liverpool's first-team coach, Marsh racked up 61 outings for the Hammers, scoring twice, including in a 4-1 win at White Hart Lane.