Ray Simpson / 4th October 2019

Quakers sign keeper Liam Connell

Quakers sign keeper Liam Connell

Keeper to provide competition

Quakers have today signed goalkeeper Liam Connell from South Shields on loan for a month.

Liam, 33, has been at Shields since the summer of 2016, and helped them win two promotions in 2017 and 2018, as well as the FA Vase at Wembley, the Durham Challenge Cup and Northern League Cup in 2017.

Before his transfer to South Shields, he spent seven years at Dunston in the Northern League and was a team mate of Terry Galbraith’s when they won the 2012 FA Vase.

Darlington manager Alun Armstrong said; “I’ve signed Liam to provide competition for Chris Elliott. He’s got plenty of experience which hopefully will be of benefit to us. He will give us a boost.”

Liam, who has been unable to force his way into the Shields’ team on a regular basis this season, is not cuptied, and is therefore eligible for our FA Cup third qualifying round tie at Leamington on Saturday.

We would like to wish Liam all the best in his stay with us.