Darren Moss

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Darren Moss
Personal information
Full name Darren Moss
Date of birth (1981-05-24) 24 May 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Wrexham, Wales
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Nantwich Town
Youth career
1997–1998 Chester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 Chester City 62 (0)
2001–2005 Shrewsbury Town 135 (10)
2005–2007 Crewe Alexandra 59 (2)
2007–2009 Shrewsbury Town 60 (2)
2009–2010 Morecambe 18 (1)
2011 Bangor City 33 (9)
2011–2013 Nantwich Town 48 (6)
2016 Cefn Druids 1 (0)
National team
2001–2002 Wales U21 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:09, 4 July 2010 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:56, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Darren Moss (born 24 May 1981 in Wrexham, Clwyd) was a Wales under-21 international footballer who is currently assistant manager for Welsh Premier League side Cefn Druids.

Career[edit]

Moss started his career as a trainee at Chester. He made his début for the club back in November 1998, in Chester's 2–1 loss against Brentford. During Moss's Chester career he played in 62 games for the club, in those games he received nine yellow cards and two red cards.

In June 2001, Moss joined Shrewsbury Town on a free transfer, making his début in August 2001 in Town's 3–1 loss against Hartlepool United. Moss was one of Shrewsbury's few key players as the club endured a poor 2002–03 campaign which saw them relegated from the Football League. Moss continued his good form in the Football Conference during 2003–04 as Shrewsbury immediately won promotion back to the Football League. A notable moment for Moss was scoring the winning penalty in the Conference playoff semi-final against Barnet, a game that eventually was settled by penalties. Seen as one of the key members of the squad, Moss was becoming a target of transfer interest from other clubs.

In March 2005, Darren Moss joined Dario Gradi's Crewe Alexandra, the north-west based club buying him for £170,000. He made his début in Crewe's 4–1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers. A combination of injuries and the signing of Jon Otsemobor from Rotherham United in the January transfer window left Moss without a place in the first team. This was until Otsemobor rejected a new contract at Crewe, which put him on the transfer list, with Gradi looking for a replacement for the speedy full-back. The Crewe manager turned to Moss who made his first appearance as Otsemobor's replacement in the 4–2 win over Chesterfield in the Football League Trophy.

Towards the end of the 2006–07 season, rumours linked Moss with a move back to his former club Shrewsbury Town. These rumours were fuelled further when Moss turned down an extension to his contract at Crewe. In May 2007, only days after Shrewsbury narrowly missed out on promotion, Moss re-joined Shrewsbury Town on a free transfer. Moss made 31 league appearances in 2007–08, scoring twice. Both goals came in local derbies, against his former club Chester and Wrexham.

On 29 June 2009, he signed a two-year deal with Morecambe after being heavily linked with them, but struggled to hold down a regular first team place and left by mutual consent in October 2010.

In January 2011, Moss' career took a new turn as he signed for Welsh Premier League club Bangor City. He made eight appearances for the club before leaving in the summer.[1] He went on to sign for Nantwich Town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ward And Bangor City Part Company". welsh-premier.com. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 

External links[edit]