Darlington yesterday snapped up another Tiger for their fight against relegation.

After signing David Brightwell and Steve Harper from the crisis-hit Hull City, striker Clint Marcelle decided to follow his two teammates up the A1 and put his name on an 18 month contract.

The signing came completely out of the blue for Quakers, who thought they had drawn a blank when they enquired about the 32-year-old last month.

Football director Luke Raine said: "He turned up completely unannounced with his agent yesterday afternoon, and told us that he wanted to sign." Marcelle is a Trinidad and Tobago international, and entered English football in 1996, when he signed for Barnsley. He was freed last year, and after a loan spell at Scunthorpe, he joined Hull.

Manager Gary Bennett has been chasing a striker for several weeks, and he will put Marcelle straight into the starting line-up against Macclesfield at Feethams tomorrow.

He said: "We've been after him for a while, and he's a good capture. He's got pace and quite a bit of trickery."

On the playing side, striker David McMahon enhanced his claims for a first team recall by scoring both of the goals in the reserves' 2-1 win at Shrewsbury on Wednesday night.

Former Darlington striker Carl Shutt has been appointed manager of Conference club Kettering, following the sacking of Peter Morris a fortnight ago.

l Bill Penman, chairman of Albany Northern League Division One Strugglers Crook Town resigned his position at last night's committee meeting. The club have endured one of its worst seasons in living memory. Vice Chairman Mr Stephen Buddle takes over as chairman.