Manager Kenny Swain recalled to the Mail on Sunday: "Danny wasn't easy on the eye, he was un-coordinated in his running style, but you could see he had great potential for the future.
"The only way I could describe it is that he seemed at one with the ball. He had this way of rolling his foot over it with his front two studs, it was something you'd see a Spanish player do, not an English one.
"After six or seven minutes of his debut, I just thought to myself, "Bloody hell, he'll do for me". Later, he went to the Under-17 World Cup and he and Victor Moses were the most potent strikeforce in the competition."