Darlington looking to strengthen squad
Darlington are hoping to bolster their squad ahead of this weekend’s top-of-the-table clash with King’s Lynn.
The National League North’s top two sides meet in Norfolk on Saturday, and manager Alun Armstrong aims to strengthen his team ahead of kick-off.
The addition of 28-year-old Joe Leesley winger from Boston United, who played against Darlington earlier this season, is in his sights.
Leesley, who played alongside Mark Beck for Harrogate Town, has been used in a number of positions for Boston this season including left-back and centre-back, but is primarily a left-winger.
In 2017-18 season Leesley scored twice against Darlington for Harrogate: a last-minute winner in an FA Trophy tie at Blackwell Meadows, and in a 3-0 league win on New Year's Day at Wetherby Road.
The exit of Marcus Maddison from Quakers last week has created space in the squad for Armstrong to make an addition.
Goal difference currently separates King’s Lynn and Quakers. Darlington would be clear at the top had they not conceded a late equaliser last Saturday at home to Brackley Town, but the 2-2 draw extended Quakers’ unbeaten run to eight league games.
When Darlington last lost a league game, on August 20 at home to Banbury, Boris Johnson was still Prime Minister.
Meanwhile, there is likely to be an exit from Blackwell Meadows with a player joining Marske United on loan.