Kevin Dearden, a former goalkeeper for Tottenham Hotspur, has revealed that he ranks his League Two promotion with Torquay United over his Premier League debut with Spurs. Dearden came through the ranks at White Hart Lane in the early 1990s but found himself initially stuck behind his hero Ray Clemence, before Erik “The Viking” Thorstvedt and Bobby Mimms came along. Dearden was around the first team squad at Spurs but wasn’t handed an opportunity until an injury to Thorstvedt during a clash with Nottingham Forest during the 1992-93 season saw his number called. Despite a promising debut, Dearden would never play for Spurs again. After just one Spurs appearance and nine loans away from White Hart Lane, Dearden finally left permanently. He moved to Brentford, where he would get his wish of regular first-team football – playing over 200 times in six years. Following two subsequent seasons with Wrexham he moved on to Torquay – where he would enjoy the highlight of his career.