Dan Seaborne

Dan Seaborne is an English central defender who can also operate at left back. He was born in Barnstaple on 5th March 1987. Seaborne began his career at Exeter City, where he signed on professionally in 2005. He was initially loaned out to a number of non league teams, such as Clyst Rovers, Tiverton, Taunton and Dorchester. Seaborne made his debut for Conference side Exeter on 15th April 2006 against Dagenham and Redbridge. He didn't have to wait long for his first ever goal, scoring for The Grecians in his 3rd appearance against Crawley on April 25th 2006.

Seaborne featured just 4 times for Exeter the following season, but established himself as a regular at St James Park by 2007/08. He helped the club climb back into the Football League, playing 29 times for play-off winning Exeter. Seaborne scored on the opening day of 2008/09 in a 1-1 draw at Darlington. He played 36 times for The Grecians who were promoted for the second consecutive season. Seaborne's final match of the campaign saw him sent off against Port Vale on 31st March 2009.

Seaborne coped well with the step up to League 1, impressing for Exeter during the first half of the 2009/10 season. That form was enough for Southampton to pay an undisclosed fee for the young defender. Seaborne signed a three and a half year deal at the St Marys club. Ironically one of his last games at Exeter came against Saints on December 26th. Seaborne made his first Southampton appearance at Millwall on 16th January 2010 alongside fellow debutant Jose Fonte. He featured a further 15 times that campaign.

Seaborne's first appearance of 2010/11 came in the Carling Cup match against Bournemouth on 10th August 2010. He had a good run in team in the autumn of 2010, starting most games during that period. Although Jose Fonte grabbed most of the headlines, Seaborne also impressed for Saints and was one of the clubs most underappreciated players. He lost his place in the side to Radhi Jaidi after Christmas however. Seaborne would still be needed though, and featured every now and then until the end of the season. He struggled to cope with Peterborough's Craig Mackail-Smith in a 4-4 draw in February and was at fault for one of goals conceded. After that he was mainly used as a late substitute to see games out.

Seaborne looked much improved at the start of the 2011/12 season, forming a great defensive partnership with Jose Fonte in the early weeks. In the early hours of September 2nd 2011 Seaborne was left in a "life threatening condition" following an assault outside Junk nightclub in Southampton. Thankfully he made a full recovery. Seaborne failed to make another first team appearance during 2011/12, but did line up for the club's development side on a few occasions. He made his playing comeback on 13th March 2012 against Crystal Palace's second string.

Seaborne made his long awaited comeback to first team action during the 2012/13 pre-season. He played reasonably well in League Cup ties against Stevenage and Sheffield Wednesday, but had an absolute nightmare in the 4th round defeat to Leeds in October 2012. H was in several first team squads for Premier League games, with Saints struggling for numbers at the back. He put in a sub-par display against Manchester United in an U21 clash. Seaborne joined Charlton on loan in November, helping the Addicks to four consecutive clean sheets. In January he signed for Bournemouth until the end of the season. Seaborne had a solid start at Dean Court, but lost his place in the team following a blunder against Bury in March. Left Saints on a free in the summer of 2013.