Darlington will hand a debut to new signing Terry Galbraith tomorrow evening after bringing in the player from Dunston UTS.
Although capable of playing in several positions, Galbraith will tomorrow start against Guisborough at left-back, which is where the 22-year-old played when Dunston won the FA Vase final at Wembley last season.
"He can also play left-wing or centre-midfield, but we're bringing him in to play left-back," said Quakers boss Martin Gray.
"It's an area we wanted to strengthen. He's very quick and has got good technique and is very good at set-pieces.
"He scores goals from set-pieces and general play - he scored a penalty at the weekend against Hebburn.
"We've had him watched a few times and his all-round game is very good."
Galbraith's arrival, however, has led to Gray releasing Dan Smith, who had been first-choice left-back for most of the campaign.
He was shown the door yesterday afternoon, as was midfielder Adam Clough. Neither were on a contract.
Galbraith had been with Dunston for four seasons, and Gray added: One of the big attractions to me was that the player wants to play at a higher level. He's very ambitious, as ambitious as Darlington Football Club.
"Dunston are a well run, a well-managed club and have had success in the last couple of years, so to leave them after so long is a big jump for him. It just shows you how ambitious he is.
"The two clubs have been working on it for the past few weeks and our chairman has done a great job of putting the deal together."
Galbraith's first two matches are both at home as on Tuesday Quakers host Hebburn Town.
A week on Saturday they make the short trip to Newton Aycliffe where a Galbraith free-kick teed up the only goal of the game when Dunston visited earlier this month.
* The Darlington Fundraising Group are holding their monthly quiz night at the Dolphin Centre this evening. Starting at 8pm, admission is £1 per person and there are cash prizes.
* After a short enforced closure, Darlington's club shop in the town's indoor market reopens tomorrow. It has relocated to a new site in the market.