Date of birth
Derry spent two periods of his career in south London, with the midfielder firstly joining at the start of the 2002/03 season from Portsmouth.
In the promotion-winning season of 2003/04 he was a valued member of the squad that helped seal the club’s return to the Premier League. Derry made 37 appearances that campaign, including playing in an unfamiliar left-wing role in the play-off final against West Ham United at the Millennium Stadium.
Derry left for Leeds United after a loan spell at Nottingham Forest in the 2004/05 campaign but when Neil Warnock took over as the club's manager, the coach made a move to bring Derry back to Palace towards the end of 2007.
Once again, the Nottingham-born player was part of an Eagles side that won a place in the Championship play-offs. However, this time round, the 2007/08 chase for promotion was to end after a semi-final defeat against Bristol City.
The following season Derry was appointed captain of the side and would end up departing for a second time in the summer of 2010, with that historic afternoon at Hillsborough his final act for the south Londoners.
Leeds United 19/11/2007
|Debut||v Preston North End (A) 10/8/2002|
|Managers at Palace||Trevor Francis, Steve Kember, Kit Symons, Iain Dowie, Neil Warnock. Paul Hart.|