11:06am Thursday 8th August 2013
DARLINGTON’S pre-season preparations have been brought to an abrupt halt as tomorrow’s friendly at Blyth has been postponed.
With a number of players carrying injuries, Quakers say they are unable to fulfil what would have been their final friendly of the summer.
Tuesday’s friendly with Bishop Auckland saw Darlington start with a central defensive pairing of Leon Scott, who played in midfield and at left-back last season, alongside youth team player David Mitchell, who has previously played for the senior team at right-back.
A Quakers statement read: “We regret to announce that Friday’s friendly match against Blyth has been postponed with the full cooperation and understanding of the officials at Blyth, for which we are very grateful.
“With injuries mounting before the season kicks off on August 17, it was decided that the squad needed more time together on the training pitch to help players regain their fitness and prepare for the coming season.”
The game becomes Darlington’s second to be postponed this summer as last week’s game at Whitley Bay was also called off due to the lack of senior players.
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