Quakers are aiming to lift themselves out of the relegation zone with victory at Alfreton on Saturda...
Quakers are aiming to lift themselves out of the relegation zone with victory at Alfreton on Saturday.
Quakers have slipped into the bottom three because of three straight defeats, and they’re up against a side that is a point and three places above them in the table.
Quakers are due an away win, having not won on their travels since the opening day of the season, while Alfreton had lost four in a row until they beat bottom club North Ferriby last weekend.
Centre half Dom Collins is out because of injury for Quakers, and that could mean midfielder Tom Portas might play at full back like he did on Wednesday against Salford and earlier in the season.
Quakers last five matches:
10th January Salford City (home) lost 1-2 Mills
Talbot, Collins (sub Portas 24), Galbraith, Scott, Heaton, Brown, Mills (sub Wheatley 82), Turnbull, Styche, Gillies, Thompson (Sub Saunders 82)
Subs: Caton, Syers,
6th January York City (home) lost 1-2 Styche
Talbot, Collins (sub Portas 70), Heaton, Brown, Thompson, Galbraith, Wheatley, Syers, Mills, Styche, Saunders
Subs: Caton, Scott, Turnbull, Gillies
1st January Harrogate Town (away) lost 0-3
Talbot, Collins, Heaton, Brown, Scott (sub Galbraith 55), Gillies (sub Mills 69), Turnbull (sub Saunders 55), Wheatley, Thompson, Styche, Syers
26th December Harrogate Town (home) won 3-1 Styche 2, Thompson pen
Talbot, Collins, Heaton, Brown, Scott, Gillies, Turnbull, Wheatley (sub Glover 90), Thompson, Styche (sub Saunders 57, sub Mills 86), Syers
Subs: Marrs, Caton,
Booking: Turnbull, Glover
23rd December Gainsborough (away) lost 1-3 Styche
Darlington: Talbot, Thompson, Brown, Collins, Galbraith (sub Heaton 25), Mills, Portas (sub Syers 25), Turnbull, Caton (sub Marrs 44), Gillies, Styche
Subs: Scott, Saunders
24/11/2017 Harrogate Town (h) Trophy lost 2-3 (Styche 2)
Wilczynski, Galbraith, Collins, Brown; Trotman, Mills (sub Gillies 80); Turnbull, Portas (sub Saunders 79), Syers, Thompson (sub Caton 81); Styche
Subs: Vaulks, Bancroft,
Leading scorer: Reece Styche 6
Team news: Dominic Collins is out because of a torn hamstring, he could be replaced by Luke Trotman
Current league position: 20th (last away league win at Salford on the opening day of the season
Away form: played 12, won 1 drawn 4 lost 7
Last five matches:
6th January: North Ferriby (away) won 3-0 Shields, Sharp, Bird
Team: Elliott; Topliss, Shiels [Jennings 81], Bird, Allan, Wood, Platt [Everington 68], Baxendale, Daniels, Mulhern [Westcarr 68], Sharp.
Other subs: Disley, Burdett.
1st January Stockport (home) lost 1-3 Daniels
Elliott; Topliss, Shiels, Allan, Keane, Wood [Daniels 72], Platt, Disley, Baxendale, Westcarr, Mulhern.
Other subs: Jennings, Everington, Johnson, Sharp.
26th December Stockport (away) lost 0-1
Elliott; Topliss, Shiels, Allan, Keane, Wood, Platt, Jennings, Daniels, Westcarr [Burdett 74], Mulhern.
Other subs: Sharp, Johnson, Disley, Cover.
23rd December Boston (home) lost 2-3 Mulhern, Westcarr
2nd December Bradford PA (home) lost 1-3 Platt
Current league position: 17th
Leading scorer: Craig Westcarr 11
Home form: played 12, won 4, drawn 1 lost 7
Top scorer: Craig Westcarr is suspended having been sent off against Stockport
Alfreton keeper Chris Elliott has had trial games with Darlington in the past.
Earlier this season:
Darlington 4 (Caton, Gillies 2, Ferguson) Alfreton 1 (Westcarr)
See the match here:
Bartlett, Hunter, Galbraith, Turnbull, Collins, Brown, Gillies, Syers (sub Scott 57), Beck (Fenwick 65), Caton (Thompson 65), Ferguson
Subs not used: Wilczynski, Saunders,
Elliott, Topliss, Wood, Platt (sub Nyoni 65), Shiels, Priestley, Whitehouse, Disley, Sharp (sub Johnson 20), Westcarr, Jennings
Subs: Allan, Robertson, McGowan
Booking: Nyoni, Priestley
Referee: T Parsons
The game will be covered live on Darlo Fans Radio, as well as the official website, Facebook and Twitter