Darren Potter is an Irish/English midfielder who was born in Liverpool on December 21st 1984. He began his career at Everton as a youngster but was released at the age of 15. He quickly moved across town to rivals Liverpool and made his debut for the Anfield club on 10th August 2004 in a Champions League qualifier with Graz AK. Potter was used sparingly by Rafa Benitez during 2004/05, making most of his appearances in cup competitions. He remained on the fringes of the Liverpool squad at the start of 2005/06, but did play in the early qualifying rounds of the Champions League.
On 26th January 2006 Potter signed for Southampton until the end of the season. The midfielder made his debut for George Burley's side in a 1-0 FA Cup win at Leicester on 28th January 2006. Potter's performances at St Marys were fairly solid. He helped Saints finish 12th after some decent displays late in the campaign.
On 17th August 2006 Potter joined Wolves on loan, making his debut two days later in a 1-0 win at Burnley. His form was good enough for the club to pay £250,000 to bring him to Molineux permanently on 18th January 2007. Two days earlier Potter had scored his first goal for the club in a 2-0 FA Cup win at Oldham. He lost his place in Mick McCarthy's team the following season, and turned down the chance to move away in January 2008, stating his desire to fight for his place. Potter did return to the Wolves starting eleven in February, but missed the last few weeks of the campaign through injury.
Potter failed to make a single appearance for Wolves in 2008/09, and joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan on 15th January 2009. Two days later he scored on his Owls debut in a 4-1 victory over Charlton. Potter scored his second goal for the club in the penultimate game of the season at Bristol City on 25th April 2009. On 10th July 2009 Potter signed a permanent deal at Hillsborough. He was an ever present for the Owls in 2009/10, as the club were relegated to League 1. The highlight of Potter's campaign came on 18th April 2009, when he grabbed the opener in a 1-1 draw with rivals Sheffield United. He remained at the club in League 1 in 2010/11, and played in most matches during a disappointing period for the club.
On 24th June 2011 Potter signed for Milton Keynes Dons.
Potter has also represented Republic of Ireland at International level. He won his first full cap on 23rd May 2007 in a 1-1 draw with Ecuador. Potter had previously lined up for his country at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship.