Sunday, 20 March 2011
311 Darren Dunning
Position : Midfield
Played : 2001-02 (on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
Appearances : 5
Goals : 0
Darren arrived at the club during the caretaker reign of David Hamilton as a quick replacement for Gary Jones after he followed Parkin to Barnsley. He had one appearance for Rovers and 9 while on loan at Bristol City to his credit.
He first appeared in the draw at Hartlepool in November 2001. He was not the same sort of player as Jones being a short and slippery link man who could also play out wide. He was a neat passer but didn't really stand out in a team taking a little while to adjust to a new style of management. The arrival of Alan McLoughlin in December made him surplus to requirements.
Later that season he went on loan to Blackpool for 5 games. The following season he had longer spells at Torquay and Macclesfield before being released in the summer of 2003. He signed for York City and was a regular in the side that suffered relegation to the Conference that season. He stayed there until 2006 when he left for Harrogate after 122 appearances and 7 goals. In May 2009 he joined his current club, Gainsborough Trinity.