Hughes, Darren

Birth Date

6th October 1965

Birthplace

Prescot, England

Occupation

Defender

Biographical Text

An apprentice with Everton, Hughes gained his first full contract in October 1983. He made three league appearances for the Toffees’ first team, before being transferred to Shrewsbury Town in June 1985.

After just over a year at Gay Meadow, Hughes moved to Brighton and Hove Albion in September 1986, but twelve months later had moved on again, this time to Port Vale, initially on loan, before a £5,000 fee made the transfer a permanent one.

Making 184 league appearances, scoring four goals, Hughes’ time at Vale was interrupted by a hernia injury and a ruptured thigh muscle.

He was released by the club in February 1994 and retired for a period of time. Signing for Northampton Town in January 1995, he proved his fitness once more and made 21 league outings for the Cobblers.

Hughes then signed for Exeter City in November 1995, making his debut for the Grecians against Colchester United. Staying at St James’ Park until the end of the 1996-97 season, Hughes then signed for Morecambe. He then moved on to Newcastle Town in the North West Counties League.

Appearances

57

Appearances as Substitute

2

Goals

1

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