HAVING signed forward Jordan Nicholson at the weekend, Darlington will now switch attention to their search for a goalkeeper.

They currently do not have a No. 1 at the club but Tommy Wright intends to bring one in time to take part in pre-season training, which starts on Saturday.

The players will do double sessions on two consecutive Saturdays, with Wright eager to gauge his players’ fitness as they begin preparing for 2018-19, with the first pre-season friendly being on Sunday, July 8, at home to Motherwell.

By then Wright will have signed a goalkeeper and he has a choice of two, both players currently with Championship clubs with the transfer being a loan arrangement.

Wright, meanwhile, is delighted to have recruited Nicholson, a pacey player who he describes as being a No. 10, though can also play on the left.

He previously worked with Nicholson at Nuneaton Town when on loan from Peterborough United, and in January 2017 the 24-year-old scored a well-taken late winner against Quakers at Blackwell Meadows.

Wright tried to bring him to Darlington from Peterborough in January, but instead the player joined Barnet in League Two.

He left the Bees at the end of the season, so comes to Quakers as a free agent, and Wright is pleased with his third summer signing.

“He’s different to what we’ve got. He’ll get the ball on the half-turn, he’ll shoot from anywhere and her scores goals,” he said.

“He’s an exciting player, I think he’ll create plenty and I think the fans will love him because he works really hard and is a really likeable lad.

“He can play on the left-wing, but I think his best position is centre forward, or just behind. He’s quick, he’ll move just as quick with the ball as he does without it.”