Armstrong Goes Back To Blyth For Two More Stars

Darlington have done a double deal as manager Alun Armstrong has again gone back to Blyth Spartans.

Defender David Atkinson has tonight joined, hours after the signing of talented wide-man Jarrett Rivers was announced.

So far three players have followed their manager across the North East after left back Michael Liddle got the ball rolling over the weekend.

Armstrong spoke highly of the club’s latest bit of business as Atkinson comes on board.

"If he hadn't picked up a knee injury earlier in his career, then I think that he would have become a Premier League player,” he told the club’s website.

“He can play in a variety of positions - right back, centre back and centre midfield. He is reliable wherever he plays. He is tough, strong and quick -- he is one of the best players that I've ever worked with.”

So far fans have raised £80,000 through the club’s Boost the Budget campaign.

Chief Executive Officer David Johnston said: “The generosity and loyalty of Darlington fans never ceases to amaze me. To reach £80,000 within weeks says so much of them.

“There is no need to stop at £80,000, fans are quite welcome to continue pledging towards the budget. It all helps Alun to build a team that is able to compete well with other clubs in this division.”

Where next?

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