DARLINGTON have signed midfielder David Syers and he goes straight into the squad for tomorrow’s game with Gainsborough Town.

The 28-year-old was most recently with Guiseley in the National League, but has plenty of Football League experience having also played for Bradford City, Doncaster and Scunthorpe.

Syers has been training with Quakers and the club today struck a deal with the midfielder, receiving clearance from the National League at 11pm that the transfer had gone through.

He was released by League One side Rochdale at the end of last season and spent pre-season with Guiseley, playing in friendlies against Leeds United and Knaresborough Town, while hoping for a return to the Football League.

He is no stranger to non-league having previously played for Ossett Albion, Farsley Celtic and Harrogate Town before being given a chance by Bradford in 2010, going on to play 55 games for the Bantams and scoring ten goals times.

In 2012 he switched to Doncaster Rovers where he made 34 appearances for Rovers. One of his games was the infamous match on the final day of the 2012-13 season when Doncaster won the League One title by beating promotion rivals Brentford 1-0 with an injury-time goal scored by ex-Quaker James Coppinger.

He then moved on to Scunthorpe United in January 2014, a month later scoring a hat-trick against Portsmouth, but an injury sustained 11 minutes into the 2014-15 season ruled him out for almost the entirety of the season and he has not played a lot since.

Syers signed for Rochdale in January this year and made six appearances, four from the bench.