THE chief executive of Darlington Football Club today insisted that the Quakers' new owners would deliver on their promises.

On the eve of the new football season, Andy Battison talked to The Northern Echo about the Sterling Consortium's aspirations, developments at the stadium and Kenny Dalglish.

He also addressed the issue of appointing a fans' representative to the board of directors.

"I'm not going to duck out of a promise, but the terms of reference have to be right both ways," he says.

He adds: "The last four years just can't be turned around in two months. We will eventually deliver on the promises we have made."

* Read the full interview in tomorrow's Northern Echo.