Darren Ward - part one, Stags

WORKSOP born goalkeeper Darren Ward was capped five times by Wales, in a career that saw him reach the heights of the Premier League, albeit briefly.

The current Preston North End goalkeeping coach began his football journey with Langold Boys, before a scout from Mansfield Town spotted him and Stags signed him.

Darren Ward

Darren Ward

In the first part of our special feature on the former Notts County, Forest and Sunderland man, he talks about making his professional debut at Field Mill.