Luton, Bedfordshire born outside right Arthur Francis “Jimmy” Durrant played for junior club Luton Stanley in 1896 before joining hometown professional club Luton Town, where he made his Football League debut in their inaugural season as a League club, scoring on his debut (and only appearance of the season) against Newton Heath (Manchester United as is today) in March 1898 in a 2-2 draw. After two further seasons Luton joined the Southern League and Durrant stayed with them until 1904 when he joined Leicester Fosse.
He spent five seasons at Filbert Street helping them to promotion as Second Division runners up in 1908 after they had narrowly missed out on promotion in 1907 when they finished third in the division, and playing 1908-09 in the First Division, although at the end of the season they were relegated. Durrant joined Southern League Leyton in the 1909 close season after 26 goals in 153 appearances for The Fossils. He stayed four years at Leyton before re-joining Luton Town in 1913, where he played until his eventual retirement.