A product of the Canary youth team, Daryl progressed into the
first team in October 1990 in a league cup clash at Watford. By
the mid 1990s, he made the right back position his own and played
in all but 3 of Norwich's games in 1996/97. A native of Lowestoft,
Daryl has won England Under 21 honours. A veteran of Norwich's
Premiership and European glories, he celebrated his testimonial
year with a match versus Dutch side AZ Alkmaar in July 1999.
The 2001/02 season was less profitable for Daryl who made just
7 starts but came on as substitute on another 15 ocassions. One
of these was the Division
One play-off final against Birmingham in Cardiff which went
to penalty shoot-outs with Daryl one of the unlucky Norwich players
to miss his spotkick.
Out of favour in Nigel Worthington's eyes the following season,
Daryl never again played for the Canary first team, terminating
his contract on 2nd January 2003 and joined Rob
Newman's Southend on a month-to-month contract. He made his
debut for the Shrimpers at Carlisle on 4th January 2003, in a
New Southend manager Steve Wignall decided in May 2003 that he
no longer needed Daryl's services and released him. Daryl headed
up to Lincolnshire, trialled with Boston and then signed a contract
with the Pilgrims on May 16th 2003.
Daryl suffered a troubling Achilles tendon injury during the
autumn of 2003 whilst at Boston. In mid-March 2004, he agreed
a severence deal with the Pilgrims as he had not played for 5months
and needed an operation which would prevent him from playing for
the rest of the season. New Boston manager Steve Evans would also
use this opportunity to build his own Boston side.
At the end of May 2004, Daryl was invited by King's Lynn to join
them for pre-season training in July with a view to signing for
them, if everything worked out, in August. Accompanying him would
be former Boston player Mark Angel. Although his pre-season was
limited by injuries, he signed for the Linnets stating "It's
nice to get my future sorted out and be back playing football
as it has been up in the air for some time. It's an ideal move
for me. Lynn are looking to go forward and I want to be
a part of that. I have the experience and feel I can still play
at a much higher level." Joint Lynn boss Kevin Boon said:
"It's another tremendous signing for the club
and could be the final piece of the jigsaw."
He made his competitive debut for Lynn on 14th August 2004 in
the 5-0 defeat of Team Bath in their first game of the 2004/5
Southern League Premier Division. After 10 appearances for the
Linnets, Daryl and the club parted company on October 21st 2004.
"The club can confirm that Daryl Sutch has left the club
consent," said an official spokesman. "We wish
Daryl all the best and thank him for his contribution during his
time at the club."
In mid-November 2004, Daryl signed for Ridgeons' Leaguers Wroxham
which he described as "marking another chapter in my life,
and hopefully it will open with me helping to push them up the
table and increase the pressure on Sudbury." He made his
debut as substitute on Saturday 13th November in a 7-2 victory
over Gorleston - goals coming from Justin Fox, Gary McGee, Russell
Stock, David Tyrie and a hat-trick from
fellow new-boy Lee Gilman
Rumour has it that Daryl has agree to join Robert
Fleck's Diss Town for the 2005/6 season. This was confirmed
on 11th July 2005 with Daryl appointed as Fleck's Assistant Manager,
although he will continue playing. He left Diss in September 2005
without making a single competitive appearances
Sutch is currently working as an estate agent for Temples.