Striker Daniel Crow was
in the Norwich City Under 15 squad that won the Northern Ireland
Milk Cup in August 2001. At the time he attended Caister High
School. He joined the Canaries aged eight. Coach Adrian
Boothroyd had suggested that Crow and teammate Ryan
Jarvis "could well become future foils for the first
In the summer of 2003, Academy Director Sammy
Morgan commented "He is a good goalscorer, he's getting
stronger all the time and hopefully he'll get a chance for regular
reserve team football this season."
Danny won the Academy Player of the Year award for 2003/4. His
form at the beginning of the following season saw both Yeovil
and Boston enquire about taking him on loan. It also impressed
the Norwich management who offered him his first professional
contract until the end of the season. In November 2004, Danny
was linked with loan moves to both Cambridge United and Colchester
Due to an injury crisis, Danny was called up to the Norwich first
team for the trip to Middlesboro on 28th December 2004 and made
his debut coming on as a second-half substitute.
On 15th February 2005, Danny was loaned to Northampton Town for
one month, and made his debut for the Magpies that evening as
a substitute in a 0-0 draw with Notts County. "Everything
has happened so quickly. One minute I'm on my way to sign the
month's loan agreement and the next thing I know I'm on my way
to the game after being told that I was the bench" explained
Crow returned to Carrow Road in April cutting short his loan
due to injury. In May 2005, Norwich surprisingly decided not to
offer him a new contract - which many Norwich fans thought was
a mistake on City's behalf. Danny joined Mark Wright's Peterborough
for pre-season training and singed a two year contract with them
on 8th July 2005.
In March 2006, football magazine Four Four Two listed
Crow just outside their top 50 player performing in the Football
League - describing him as a tidy striker at League Two level.
At the end of May 2006, it was speculated that Crow's former
coach Adrian Boothroyd would seek
to bring Crow to Vicarage Road where Boothroyd manages newly promoted
During January 2007, it was reported that Crow and teammate Aaron
McLean were scouted by City boss Peter Grant
as a replacement for the injured Rob Earnshaw
Falling out of favour with Peterbrough's new manager Darren Ferguson,
Danny was placed on the transfer list in May 2007. He was loaned
to Notts County on 8th October 2007 with view to a permanent transfer
in January.However during his first game for County he suffered
a broken 5th metatarsal and he has returned to London Road
On 15th February, Danny re-signed for Notts County on loan and
scored the only goal of the game on his "second debut"
In May 2008, following Peterborough's promotion to League One,
Crow was told that he was no longer requied at London Road. Crow
told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "I've always been happy
at Peterborough and I'm disappointed I didn't play a major part
in them getting promotion." The 22-year-old said he would
take his time finding a new club. "Peterborough have told
me they want me to go and I think they want me out of the door
as quickly as possible. "But I've got to think about myself
and my family, it's not easy just to move away. The season's just
finished and I'm already getting told to go here and there. All
I want to do it relax and talk about things with my agent and
family and then whatever arises does."
On the 1st September 2008, Crow had his contract terminated at
Peterborough by mutual consent. Although he had been linked with
a move to Lincoln City, he opened talks with Cambridge United
and signed for the Conference side on 10th September 2008.
On 4th January 2010, former Cambridge United chairman George
Rolls, now at the helm of Weymouth, admitted he had made a cash
offer for Crow. Rolls would not comment on how much Weymouth had
bid for the striker, but the rumoured four-figure offer was turned
down by United
In May 2010, Danny was linked with a move to Conference rivals
Luton Town but was also offered a two year deal by Cambridge and
was believed to be interesting both Colchester and Leyton Orient.
Crow said on 14th May 2010: "All the speculation that
I've signed for Luton isn't true. That's not the case yet and
I'm just weighing up my options because I've been talking to a
few clubs. " However his switch to Luton became reality
a week later
Crow was released by Luton at the end of May 2012. He joined
Newport County on a one year contract on 19th June 2012. Im
thrilled, said Exiles boss Justin Edinburgh.. Danny
is a great age and has a lot to offer. Weve beaten off a
lot of other clubs to secure his signature and he will be a great
addition to our forward line. Its no secret that we were
missing a goalscorer in our squad last season and Danny has got
that in him.
Danny helped Newport back into the Football League playing in
their Conference play-off victory over Wrexham on 6th May 2013.
He had scored 3 goals in 28 appearances for County during 2012/13.
Crow was released by Newport on 15th January 2015 and joined
Conference North side Lowestoft in a player-coach capacity the
Crow left Lowestoft in November 2016 when the club terminated his contract with immediate effect for a serious breach of contract involving recruiting players from Lowestoft's academy and reserve team to join his company Road2Pro. Upon learning of Crow’s involvement Lowestoft suspended the player before sacking him shortly after. Crow, who was also a coach with Blues’ academy, appealed to the Ryman League, and to the FA, but both failed. Chairman, Gary Keyzor, said: “Crow’s contract has been terminated due to a serious breach of contract. These appeals have been a massive cloud hanging over the club and it’s been an absolute nightmare.”