Darren Patterson Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Darren Patterson
  • Born: October 15th, 1969 (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
  • Height: 6' 2
  • Position: Defender
  • Signed: July 10th, 1998
  • First Manager: Tommy McLean
  • Career Totals: 31 appearances, 1 goals
  • Also Played For: Crystal Palace, Luton Town, Oxford United, Preston North End, West Bromwich Albion, Wigan Athletic, York City


Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1999-00 8 0 2 1 25.0% 12.5% 62.5%
1998-99 21 (2) 1 7 1 30.4% 26.1% 43.5%
Totals: 29 (2) 1


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 06/05/00 SPL vs. Dundee (A) 0 - 3
 29/04/00 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 1
 22/04/00 SPL vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 1
 19/04/00 SPL vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 1
 15/04/00 SPL vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
 03/03/99 4th Round vs. Clydebank (A) 2 - 2

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 03/03/99 4th Round vs. Clydebank (A)  2 - 2

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 06/05/00 SPL vs. Dundee (A)  0 - 3
 29/04/00 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 1
 22/04/00 SPL vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 1
 19/04/00 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  3 - 1
 15/04/00 SPL vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 2
 26/02/00 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 2
 19/02/00 4th Round vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  2 - 2
 13/02/00 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N)  0 - 1
 23/05/99 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 2
 01/05/99 SPL vs. Dundee (H)  0 - 2
 20/04/99 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 1
 17/04/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  4 - 0
 20/03/99 SPL vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 0
 13/03/99 5th Round vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 0
 06/03/99 4th Round Replay vs. Clydebank (H)  3 - 0
 03/03/99 4th Round vs. Clydebank (A)  2 - 2
 26/12/98 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 2
 20/12/98 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 2
 05/12/98 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 1
 28/11/98 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  3 - 0
 15/11/98 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 2
 07/11/98 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 31/10/98 SPL vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 2
 24/10/98 SPL vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 0
 17/10/98 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  0 - 2
 04/10/98 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 0
 26/09/98 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  3 - 1
 23/09/98 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 1
 22/08/98 SPL vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 19/08/98 3rd Round vs. Ross County (A)  0 - 2
 16/08/98 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 0


Biography


Darren began his professional career at West Bromwich Albion without breaking into the first team there. He joined Wigan Athletic in April 1989, playing regularly until being transferred to Crystal Palace in July 1992. In his three years at Selhurst Park, the club was relegated and promoted from the Premier League. Having played for Northern Ireland at youth and Under-21 level, he was made a full internationalist in November 1994, playing against the Republic of Ireland to win the first of eleven caps.

A move to Luton Town followed in the summer of 1995, where he spent three years, including a short spell on loan at Preston North End in October 1996.

Leaving Kenilworth Road under freedom of contract in the summer of 1998, he was brought to Tannadice by Tommy McLean and made his debut in the second League game of the season against Hearts. He remained in the first team squad under new manager Paul Sturrock and gained a further four caps for Northern Ireland during his time at Tannadice. He suffered with injuries throughout the 1999-00 season and made only a few appearances before being released in July 2000.

After a short-term deal with York City he moved to Oxford United in February 2001. A year later he retired and began coaching at Oxford, briefly becoming caretaker manager in 2004 and again in 2006 before being given the job on a full-time basis in 2007. He later joined Bristol Rovers as head of youth football.

Squad Numbers


5

Season:
1998-99

17

Season:
1999-00





Debut

August 16th, 1998
Dundee United 0 - 0 Heart of Midlothian

League (SPL)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth

    Darren was born on this date in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Darren began his professional career at West Bromwich Albion without breaking into the first team there. He joined Wigan Athletic in April 1989, playing regularly until being transferred to Crystal Palace in July 1992. In his three years at Selhurst Park, the club was relegated and promoted from the Premier League. Having played for Northern Ireland at youth and Under-21 level, he was made a full internationalist in November 1994, playing against the Republic of Ireland to win the first of eleven caps.

  • Very little separated the two sides as we picked up our first point of the season. We shaded the first half, but injuries to Lars Zetterlund and Siggi Jonsson early in the second half disrupted the flow, enabling Hearts to have the better of things until the end. So a game of few chances finished goalless with a draw just about the right result.

  • A narrow escape at Forthbank as a timely Darren Patterson counter earned us a replay. It was the second time we had to come from behind, Kjetl Olofsson's well executed equaliser negating Nicholl's rocket opener from 30 yards. Gardner drilled in an 18 yarder to give Bankies the lead again before Darren Patterson met a Joe Miller corner which though cleared had first crossed the line to save our bacon.

  • Last Appearance - Dundee 3 - 0 Dundee United

    So good is the record at Dens Park, that when United venture across the road, victory is almost taken for granted. After all Dundee hadn't won on their own patch against their city rivals for 11 years, but this latest encounter wasn't to follow that trend after a second half which all United fans will want to forget. After a good enough start in which Joaquim Ferraz almost immediately struck an overhead kick wide of the target, Dundee soon threatened when Rae overran a through ball, allowing Alan Combe to gather. For most of the opening half hour, it was nip and tuck, but the outcome of this game was to hinge on two events before the break. Firstly, Dundee were awarded a penalty after Craig Easton bundled Boyack to the ground in the 31st minute. Fortunately, Billio fired the ball just wide from the spot. But instead of United taking heart from that let off, it was the Dark Blues who turned the screw even more. Right on half-time came the incident on which the outcome was to wholly hinge. Joaquim Ferraz and Lee Wilkie were involved in an off the ball incident. After consulting his assistant on the far-side, referee McCluskey dished out a red card to the Portuguese striker. If Dundee hadn't created too many clear-cut chances in the opening half, they atoned for that after the break. Setting off at break neck speed, it took them only four minutes of the second period to take the lead. A precision cross from Artero on the right was met by Falconer at the far post and his header found the net via the underside of the bar. It was no surprise when Grady, a derby hero in the past, increased Tannadice discomfort, meeting Boyack's cross to put Dundee two ahead with a diving header. When Falconer headed a third with a little over quarter of an hour left, many United fans decided it was time to head for the exits in deepening disappointment. For many it was the first time Dens had been the scene of a derby defeat and the magnitude of the victory - it equalled Dundee's best in the Premier Division - was for some too hard to bear.