Born: 27/6 1968 Height: 6'0" (183cm) Weight: 12st. 7lb (79kg) Pos: Defender Record: Year Club Games Goals ??-?? Nottingham F. 27 0 ??-?? Hereford (Loan) 5 0 ??-?? Bury (Loan) 7 1 ??-96 Derby County 98 0 96-97 Man.City (loan) 14 0
Birmingham born Darren was seen as Des Walker's natural replacement at Nottingham Forest when the England international defender opted for a move to Italian side Sampdoria at the end of the 1991-92 season... Darren, however, had other ideas. He decided that he too would prefer a move away from the City Ground and, with his Forest contract up, he signed for the Rams in a £550,000 deal.
He did a good job of cleaning up after Craig Short's mistakes for a couple of seasons. Just signed a new two year contract.
In September 1996 he signed on a loan spell with Manchester City, where he was meant to cover for the selling of Keith Curle to Wolverhampton. He soon beacame a regular in the central defence, and played in both trashings by Lincoln (!). His future looks dubious now that Coppell has taken the manager spot at Maine Road.