THE achievements of the only player to make more than 500 appearances for Darlington Football Club will be honoured on Tuesday.

Ron Greener, will be guest of honour when the club officially re-names one of its largest conferencing facilities in memory of his achievements.

The Easington-born 70-year-old became the heart of the Quakers' defence after signing from Newcastle United in 1955, and stayed with the club until 1967 when he left to join Stockton.

He will attend a ceremony to re-name the presidential lounge "The Ron Greener Suite" at the arena on Tuesday, prior to the club's biggest pre-season fixture of the year, at home to Leeds United's first team squad.

The lounge can cater for up to 170 people, and is the largest conference suite in the stadium.

Andy Battison, chief executive of Darlington Football Club, said: "We are keen to show the club's supporters and sponsors, and the town as a whole that, despite the new stadium and a change in ownership we are still very proud of our history.

"More than 120 years of history have gone into building the club we have today and players like Ron Greener have played a key role in creating the identity of the club as it is now.

"We are very much looking forward to welcoming Ron into the arena and recognising the impact he had at Darlington through the re-naming of the suite."