9:00am Saturday 31st August 2013
By Craig Stoddart
Darlington have brought Alan White back to the club for his third spell with Quakers.
He has joined from Harrogate Town, for whom he was a regular last season but has not started a match this season having sustained an ankle injury in pre-season.
With Darlington short of centre-backs due to Gary Brown's injury, manager Martin Gray has moved to sign the 37-year-old who has agreed dual-terms, enabling him to play for both Quakers and Harrogate.
He had two years with his hometown club after signing in 2007 and returned on loan during 2009-10 in Steve Staunton's ill-fated reign.
Gray said: "I've needed to strengthen the defence, especially as Gary Brown is going to be out still for a few weeks.
"Alan has got loads of experience from several levels of the game. We've been crying out for an old hand like him to keep things steady at the back and talk to the other players.
"He's also a Darlo lad, he jumped at the chance to come back and play for us."
White played last night as Darlington defeated Northern League side Consett 4-0 in a friendly played at Durham City.
Andy Johnson (2) and Amar Purewal (2) scored for Quakers, whose next league game is on September 7 at Clitheroe.
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