Hartlepool United F.C
Derek Left Middlesbrough F.C to play for Hartlepool United.
His debut for Hartlepool United FC was on the 14th October 1961 at home to Wrexham. (Division 4). The game ended Hartlepool 1 - Wrexham 4.
In the 1962/63 season, Derek was the teams joint top scorer with Johnny Edgar they had both scored 11 goals.
In his time at Harlepool he played in 96 games and scored 17 goals.
His last game for Hartlepool was 25th April 1964 away to Newport County. The game ended Newport County 2 - Hartlepool 1.
He Left Hartlepool United to play for Scarborough.