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Darlington aim to beat Buxton at the second attempt
Darlington attempt to overcome Buxton at the second attempt this evening and their preparations will surely not be as problematic as they were on Saturday.
The sides met in Derbyshire at the weekend when manager Martin Gray had to make two alterations to the team sheet just before kick-off.
Chris Moore and Amar Purewal both had to pull-out during the warm-up through illness and a groin injury respectively, though both are hopeful of playing at Heritage Park tonight.
Moore has declared himself available, but Purewal will undergo a fitness test ahead of a game which sees the winners rewarded with a tie at Sheffield in the second qualifying round.
Despite the late alterations to Saturday's team sheet, Darlington were better team against opposition from the division above, who were grateful for the heroics of goalkeeper Andy Warrington.
The 37-year-old made a series of saves including stopping Stephen Thompson's penalty in injury time
"I like to think we can compete with teams in the league above," said Gray. "We are where we are, but it's good to go to places like Buxton and test ourselves against higher opposition and see how we cope. I thought we put on a real good show.
"We had two players pull out in the warm-up, but Jonny Davis and Stevie Johnson came in and did a good job.
"Jonny has missed a few weeks but he came in at the last minute and I thought he was great and Stevie worked hard and on another day would've got himself a goal."
Despite missing chances to win the game, which has become a theme in three recent games, Gray was satisfied his team's showing.
He added: "It was a team performance, but I thought Curtis Edwards was great and his passing was excellent. The ball he put through before Stephen Thompson's penalty was very good.
"Leon Scott was excellent. I changed his position three times before the game started, but he put his body on the line at left-back and used the ball well, plus he got forward well in the first half.
But overall it was a good team performance and you need that sort of ethic."
Following a draw with a stubborn Prescot Cables and a loss at Curzon Ashton, Quakers have not won in three games - their longest run under Gray.
But he said: "We had two tough away games in a week. At Curzon we performed no differently from Saturday. The Buxton manager was at our game last Monday and said we were one of the best teams he's seen at this level.
"We put in a similar performance on Saturday and probably created more chances than we did on Monday. The goals will come because we're creating chances.
"We could've done without the replay on Wednesday, but they've got a three-hour journey for a midweek game and even though we were disappointed not to win on Saturday the good thing is we're still in the cup."
Striker Nathan Fisher is remains unavailable. Only players registered in time for Saturday's tie are eligible, but he he has still not received international clearance.
Meanwhile, Gray hopes to sign a player in time for this weekend's trip to Lancaster.