Alan White returns after suspension for Darlington’s game with Curzon Ashton this evening, meaning the team have a new centre-back pairing for the important game with the league leaders.

He lines up alongside Joe Tait with Gary Brown returning to right-back at the expense of Stephen Harrison.

The changes in personnel are a big call by manager Martin Gray for a game Quakers must win if they are to retain any hope of winning the Evo-Stik First Division title.

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Curzon are nine points ahead with a game in hand and have been in fine form, conceding only one goal in seven games.

Darlington: Bell; Brown, Tait, White, Galbraith; Fisher, Davis, Robinson, Thompson; Purewal, Dowson. Subs: Jameson (gk), Mitchell, Hopson, Wing, Johnson

Curzon Ashton: Burton, Woodford, Hampson, Hunt, Watson, Young, Wright, Walker, Cummins, Warburton, Brooke. Subs: Horrocks, Lakeland, McDonagh, Bett, Watson