Danny Haynes trialled
for the Canaries Under-19 side against Birmingham on 13th March
2004. He was then with the Charlton Athletic Academy. On
April 3rd, he played for Ipswich's Under-19s ironically again
Impressing for the Suffolk side, he was one of nine players inducted
into their Academy at the end of April 2004. The others were England
Under-16 striker Darryl Knights, left back Stuart Ainsley of Felixstowe,
Irish striker Billy Clarke, Irish midfielder Owen Garvan, former
Chelsea midfielder Sammy Moore, Scottish international Alan Storrie,
former Fulham defender Jack Haverson and Northern Irish centre-back
Haynes broke into the ipswich first team during the autumn of
2005 and scored his first goal against QPR on 10th December 2005.
He has since signed his first professional contract that will
keep him at Portman Road until 2008. He was responsible for the
controversial winner in the East Anglian derby at Carrow Road
on 5th February 2006 when his arm hit the ball, deflected off
Gary Doherty and went into the back
of the net.
Danny joined League One strugglers Millwall on loan on the 26th
The People reported on 15th April 2007 that both Liverpool
and Everton were monitoring Haynes' progress. After the Everton
rumour resurfaced in late September 2007, with Aston Villa also
said to be interested, Ipswich extended Haynes' contract until
On 24th May 2008, the News of the World reported Portsmouth
were preparing a £2million bid for Haynes
On 29 August 2008, Danny was arrested by Suffolk Police on suspicion
of assault related to an incident in the Purdis Farm area of the
In July 2009, he was linked with transfers to Plymouth or Swansea.
Plymouth were rumoured to have offered £1million by The
People but this was later downgraded. On 13th July, Danny
completed a move to Bristol City fan undisclosed fee rumoured
to be around £400,000.
On 20th January 2011, Danny joined Barnsley for an undisclosed
Unwanted by new manager Keith Hill, Haynes was reported to be
a summer target for bth Portsmouth, Leicester, Hull and Burnley.
Haynes returned to Charlton, despite interest from Millwall,
on 13th January 2012 for an undisclosed fee. He had only played
13 times for Barnsley during the 2011/12 season. Charlton won
promotion to the Championship on 15th April 2012 with a 1-0 win
at Carlisle. The following week, it was confirmed that they had
won the League One title.
It was announced in May 2013 that Charlton would be releasing
Haynes when his contract expired in June 2013. Speculation soon
arose that he was wanted by Derby, Burnley, Barnsley and Huddersfield
On 11th July 2013, Haynes signed a two year contract with Notts
County. His move means he is reunited with Magpies manager Chris
Kiwomya. "I can do better things under Chris,"
Haynes told BBC Radio Nottingham. "I've worked with him
before, at Ipswich. I know him on a more personal level, so it'll
be a good chapter."
At the end of January 2014, Haynes was linked with a loan move
to Scottish side Hibernian. The 26-year-old tweeted: Now
on route 2 Scotland. Off on loan 2 Hibs 4 the rest of the season.
Haynes has scored just four times in 22 appearances during a campaign
blighted by injuries and suspensions, leading manager Shaun Derry
to make him available for transfer just six months into a two-year
contract. It is thought that the deal would be completed on 30th
January. He made 10 appearances for Hibs, scoring once as they
were relegated from the Scottish top flight.
On 21st October 2014, Haynes was loaned to Crewe for a month.
Released by Notts County at the end of December 2014, he trialled
with both Gillingham and Scunthorpe during February 2015. He signed
for Cheltenham on 6th March 2015 on a two month contract. Unfortunately
Cheltenham were relegated to the Conference on 25th April 2015.
Haynes was released by Cheltenham on 4th May 2015 following their
relegation to the Conference on 25th April.