29 Feb 1984
Darren was a Sir Bobby Robson signing in 2003. The England U21 International showed some early promise but found his chances limited behind the excellent Norberto Solano and Laurent Robert. He did make half a century of appearances for Newcastle United however, including a couple of memorable results in the UEFA Cup. But with the arrival of Graeme Souness his chances were limited and he moved on to Charlton.