Tom started his career at Middlesbrough’s youth academy, and when he was released, spent two years at Guisborough in the Northern League. He joined Newton Aycliffe in October 2011, but was only there a month before he moved to Evo-Stik League Whitby Town. He scored 10 goals in 107 games for them, and won three player of the year awards at the club in season 2012-13.
He signed for Darlington in the summer of 2014, and scored the goal of the season against Bamber Bridge. He signed a new contract in the summer of 2015, and became a regular in the side. However, he missed most of the 2016-17 season because of injury, but he is now fully fit again.
Career data for Darlington up the end of season 2016-17: Appearances: League 78 (plus 14 sub) Cups 7. Goals: League 9
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