Debut: 2009-10

Position: Central Midfielder

Previous Senior clubs: None

How he signed for Green and Black: Friend of James Drake's nephew.

Profile: Box to box midfielder who has made a great impression in his debut season.  The energetic teenager has played a good standard as a junior but had a number of injury problems until this season.  Definitely one for the future.

Manager's comments: "His first season in senior football. Dan has adapted quickly to the Tyneside Amateur League. Physically he is more than able to compete at this level. Where football is concerned if he keeps progressing then he will surely be 1st team material before long. A bright future should lie ahead for him.  We are half way through his first season at the club and the debate is still continuing as to how his surname is pronounced. Has become an established member of the side in a short period of time. For a young lad he’s done terrifically well so far. If he keeps his feet on the ground and works hard then I’m convinced there’s still a lot more to come.”