Danny Seabourne

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So far, Danny Seaborne is the only City captain to lead the Grecians to victory at Wembley, taking the armband for the 1-0 victory over Cambridge United in 2008 and lifting the play-off trophy under the famous arch. Hailing from Barnstaple, Danny signed his first professional contract with City in 2005. Loan spells at Clyst Rovers, Tiverton and Taunton followed, before making his league debut in a 3-1 home win over Dagenham & Redbridge in 2006. After a further loan spell at Dorchester, Danny finally broke into the first team at City under Paul Tisdale in 2007/08, forming a formidable partnership with Matt Taylor, taking over the captaincy and leading the Grecians to a first promotion in 28 years. He scored City’s first goal back in the Football League - a powerful header to gain a draw at Darlington - in a season where the Grecians finished second in League Two and secured back-to-back promotions. Danny’s form saw Southampton pay £250,000 to secure his services in January 2010 and was part of the Saints teams that won promotion to the Championship and the Premier League in 2011 and 2012. His time at Southampton was marred by the serious head injuries he sustained when he was attacked outside a night club in 2011. Loan spells at Charlton, Bournemouth and Yeovil followed, before moving to Coventry in 2013. This was followed by a spell in Scotland with Partick Thistle and Hamilton, before returning to City in December 2017. Danny left at the end of the 2017/18 season and signed for Derry.