The young Irishman made a good impression with his energetic displays in the middle of the field and his use of the ball was allied with an attacking ability that saw him score a good few goals from distance or by breaking into the box.
However, he was playing in an area of the side where Tottenham were well-served in the first team and he was in a long line to take a position in the side, so Spurs released him to join Northampton Town on loan, where he might get some first team action. Had little chance at Sixfields, so went out to Oldham Athletic and eventually moved there on a permanent basis, when released by Spurs.
Showed good battling qualities, but his injuries restricted his availability and he left to join non-league Thurrock in the Blue Square Conference South. After a couple of months, he moved onto Blue Square Conference Premier side Stevenage Borough and did well up to the end of the 2006-07 season, when he got the chance to play league football again, with Chester City. Enjoyed his best run with a consistent series of games, in which he demonstrated his tigerish midfield qualities, but he came to the end of his time at the League Two club at the end of January 2009.
Found a new home back in North London under former Spurs defender Ian Hendon at Barnet, who he signed for on a free transfer at the end of the January transfer window. Captaining the side in 2011-12, he lead the team to score the goal that earned a last day 2-1 win at Burton Albion to keep the Bees in the Football League.