The diminutive midfielder was an industrious part of the Under-18 side, but failed to progress further than that before signing for Luton Town.
Locally-based at Enfield, Stevens joined Tottenham as an eight year old and was able to operate on the left or right of midfield and was nippy, with a good crossing ability.
Spotted by Luton coach Brian Stein, he was offered a trial and impressed in youth team and reserve games, scoring in one which prompted the Hatters to offer him a one year contract. he did well enough in the reserves in the 2005-06 season to earn another year's deal and the manager thought he might be able to make it in the Championship.Again Danny did well, showing his ability to beat people belied his size and strength, so much so that he finally made his first team debut on the last day of the 2005-06 season away at Burnley. He thought this might have been the breakthrough that he needed, but he failed to break into the struggling Luton side in the 2006-07 season, as the side were relegated and the manager was not willing to throw him into a side who were not playing well.
With manager Mike Newell leaving the club, he was released in the summer of 2007 by new boss Kevin Blackwell and went on loan to Torquay United, where he was signed on a one year deal. Danny hit the headlines in the First Round of the 2007-08 FA Cup, when he hit two of the Gulls goals in a 4-1 win over League One side Yeovil Town and has helped them re-gain their league status.
Played over 200 games for the Gulls before being released by new manager Alan Knill in 2013.