Darren was part of the Forest Green Rovers squad who gained promotion to the Football League. He is a former England under-19 and under-20 international.
He began his career with Birmingham City where at the age of 18 his penalty in the 2002 First Division play-off final clinched the club's promotion to the Premier League. He was loaned to Sunderland in winter 2004 and helped them win promotion to the Premier League. He moved to West Bromwich Albion in July 2005 and had spells at Preston North End, Cheltenham Town, and Northampton Town before joining Forest Green Rovers.
He has vast experience and is a great reader of the game whose ball distribution is a lesson to younger players.