Darren Caskey

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Darren Caskey
Darren Caskey 2017-03-04 1.jpg
Caskey with York City in 2017
Personal information
Full name Darren Mark Caskey[1]
Date of birth (1974-08-21) 21 August 1974 (age 42)[1]
Place of birth Basildon, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
York City (football consultant)
Youth career
0000–1992 Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1996 Tottenham Hotspur 32 (4)
1995 Watford (loan) 6 (1)
1996–2001 Reading 201 (35)
2001–2004 Notts County 114 (10)
2004 Bristol City 0 (0)
2004 Hornchurch 15 (6)
2004–2005 Peterborough United 4 (0)
2005 Bath City 1 (0)
2005 Havant & Waterlooville 6 (0)
2005 Virginia Beach Mariners
2006 Rushden & Diamonds 18 (1)
2006–2008 Kettering Town
2007–2008 Halesowen Town (loan)
2008–2009 Halesowen Town
2009–2010 Ilkeston Town
2014–2015 Gateshead 0 (0)
Total 375 (51)
National team
1993 England U18 6 (1)
1992–1993 England U19 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Darren Mark Caskey (born 21 August 1974) is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. He is the football consultant at National League club York City.

Club career[edit]

Caskey was born in Basildon, Essex.[1] A central midfielder, he started his career as a trainee at Tottenham Hotspur, but failed to live up to early potential.[2][3] He went on to have notable spells at Reading and Notts County, also playing for Peterborough United and Rushden & Diamonds,[citation needed] where he scored once against Shrewsbury Town.[4]

International career[edit]

He captained the England national under-18 team that won the 1993 UEFA European Under-18 Championship, scoring the winning penalty kick in the 1–0 victory against Turkey in the final.[5] He was capped by the England schools team.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Prior to joining Gateshead, Caskey played in the Northern Premier League First Division South for Ilkeston Town.[citation needed] He was also assistant manager alongside Kevin Wilson.[citation needed]

Caskey followed manager Gary Mills to Wrexham on 1 June 2015 to be his assistant, after compensation was agreed between the two clubs.[6] Caskey left the club on 26 October 2016, shortly after Mills was dismissed.[7] Caskey had already been assisting Mills after his appointment at York City, working without a title or a contract.[8] He eventually adopted the position of football consultant.[9]

Personal life[edit]

His son Jake plays for Brighton & Hove Albion.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2006). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2006–07. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 75. ISBN 978-1-84596-111-4. 
  2. ^ Powley, Adam (9 July 2012). "Fall from grace". When Saturday Comes. London. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "What happens when the young grow up?". The Guardian. London. 3 December 2008. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Shrewsbury 4–1 Rushden". BBC Sport. 18 April 2006. Retrieved 30 October 2015. 
  5. ^ Culley, Jon (26 July 1993). "Caskey spurs England to glory: Young Turks are routed as Powell's talented team become European champions". The Independent. London. Archived from the original on 8 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Wrexham appoint Gateshead's Darren Caskey as assistant". BBC Sport. 1 June 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "Darren Caskey: Former assistant manager leaves Wrexham". BBC Sport. 26 October 2016. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  8. ^ Appleyard, Ian (27 October 2016). "York City winger Aidan Connolly on course for Eastleigh return". The Press. York. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  9. ^ Flett, Dave (7 February 2017). "Darren Caskey is reason why York City's indefatigable Sean Newton can run all day". The Press. York. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  10. ^ Griggs, Howard (13 May 2010). "Why Caskey must be on his guard". The Argus. Brighton. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 

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