28th June 2005
Derek who was born in West Ham, is one of the most travelled players in League football today. He started his career-with Q.P.R. then went to Bedford Town and Gillingham. It was while he was with Gillingham that he had a spell on loan at Southend. He left Gillingham for Charlton where he played for their first team in the Second Division. He came back to Roots Hall midway through last season. Derek dominates the penalty area and his clean handling of the ball and distributing of it, has made him a firm favourite at Roots Hall. Derek, whose favourite food is salads, is busy decorating his old house at Rochford. He got married in June of this year. The best memory of his life was getting promotion with Southend.
Article by 1972 Club handbook
|Years||Totals||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other Cup|
|1970 - 1974||3||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1970 - 1974||79||0||0||73||0||0||4||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|