DARLINGTON will not be signing Richard Brodie.

The Gateshead-born 30-year-old, now with Rushall Olympic, and has been linked with a move back to the North-East, but he will not be joining Quakers.

Brodie was on trial with Darlington last summer, Martin Gray deciding against offering him a contract, since when the player has played for Skelmersdale United and Solihull Moors as well as Rushall Olympic.

While Quakers are considering adding a forward to their ranks it is understood it will not be Brodie.

Darlington’s sights have been elsewhere, and they recently missed out on two strikers: George Waring joined Kidderminster Harriers on loan from Tranmere Rovers, and Adi Yussuf, who instead chose Solihull after leaving Barrow.

After winning a crucial game on Saturday at Leamington, 3-2 with Stephen Thompson scoring a hat-trick, this weekend they are at home to Blyth Spartans.