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Daryl Sutch

Daryl Sutch
Norwich Career: 1990-2003 (352 appearances, 9 goals)
Current Club: Retired
Date of Birth: 11/09/1971 (Lowestoft)
Nationality: English


A product of the Canary youth team, Daryl progressed into the first team in October 1990 in a league cup clash at Watford. By the mid 1990s, he made the right back position his own and played in all but 3 of Norwich's games in 1996/97. A native of Lowestoft, Daryl has won England Under 21 honours. A veteran of Norwich's Premiership and European glories, he celebrated his testimonial year with a match versus Dutch side AZ Alkmaar in July 1999.

The 2001/02 season was less profitable for Daryl who made just 7 starts but came on as substitute on another 15 ocassions. One of these was the Division One play-off final against Birmingham in Cardiff which went to penalty shoot-outs with Daryl one of the unlucky Norwich players to miss his spotkick.

Out of favour in Nigel Worthington's eyes the following season, Daryl never again played for the Canary first team, terminating his contract on 2nd January 2003 and joined Rob Newman's Southend on a month-to-month contract. He made his debut for the Shrimpers at Carlisle on 4th January 2003, in a 1-0 defeat.

New Southend manager Steve Wignall decided in May 2003 that he no longer needed Daryl's services and released him. Daryl headed up to Lincolnshire, trialled with Boston and then signed a contract with the Pilgrims on May 16th 2003.

Daryl suffered a troubling Achilles tendon injury during the autumn of 2003 whilst at Boston. In mid-March 2004, he agreed a severence deal with the Pilgrims as he had not played for 5months and needed an operation which would prevent him from playing for the rest of the season. New Boston manager Steve Evans would also use this opportunity to build his own Boston side.

At the end of May 2004, Daryl was invited by King's Lynn to join them for pre-season training in July with a view to signing for them, if everything worked out, in August. Accompanying him would be former Boston player Mark Angel. Although his pre-season was limited by injuries, he signed for the Linnets stating "It's nice to get my future sorted out and be back playing football as it has been up in the air for some time. It's an ideal move for me. Lynn are looking to go forward and I want to be
a part of that. I have the experience and feel I can still play at a much higher level."
Joint Lynn boss Kevin Boon said: "It's another tremendous signing for the club
and could be the final piece of the jigsaw."

He made his competitive debut for Lynn on 14th August 2004 in the 5-0 defeat of Team Bath in their first game of the 2004/5 Southern League Premier Division. After 10 appearances for the Linnets, Daryl and the club parted company on October 21st 2004. "The club can confirm that Daryl Sutch has left the club by mutual
said an official spokesman. "We wish Daryl all the best and thank him for his contribution during his time at the club."

In mid-November 2004, Daryl signed for Ridgeons' Leaguers Wroxham which he described as "marking another chapter in my life, and hopefully it will open with me helping to push them up the table and increase the pressure on Sudbury." He made his debut as substitute on Saturday 13th November in a 7-2 victory over Gorleston - goals coming from Justin Fox, Gary McGee, Russell Stock, David Tyrie and a hat-trick from fellow new-boy Lee Gilman

Rumour has it that Daryl has agree to join Robert Fleck's Diss Town for the 2005/6 season. This was confirmed on 11th July 2005 with Daryl appointed as Fleck's Assistant Manager, although he will continue playing. He left Diss in September 2005 without making a single competitive appearances

Sutch is currently working as an estate agent for Temples.

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