TOMMY WRIGHT has completed his seventh summer signing with acquisition of Tom Elliott.

The midfielder has been training with Darlington recently and played in the team’s final two friendlies, against Northallerton Town last week and on Sunday in the Legends game.

Most recently with Nuneaton Town, the 22-year-old is in contention to start on Saturday when Quakers kick-off the season at home to Curzon Ashton.

“Tom is a player I think a lot of, he won my manager’s player of the year in 2016-17 and I am delighted to be reunited with him,” said Wright.

“His energy is infectious and has been likened to Kante by his team-mates!

“He is a fly, an absolute nuisance that loves tackling and taking the ball off people. A very quick and fit young player who is also very tidy on the ball.

“I see Tom as the final piece of the jigsaw in terms of our midfield options and he will be a big player for us.”

Elliott signed for Nuneaton in March 2016 from Worksop Town, and was a regular under Wright.

Out of contract at the end of last season, he is understood to have trained with a League One club in the midlands.

Wright added: “He was highly sought after early in the summer, attracting interest from Football League sides but nothing materialised.

“The player’s desire to come here for the last few weeks has impressed me, turning out in two pre-season games.

“Tom is Sheffield-based and wanting to go part-time, so this is perfect for him.”

Elliott’s arrival takes the number of former Nuneaton players in the Darlington squad to seven, including: Luke Trotman, Mitchell Glover, Ben O’Hanlon, Jordan Nicholson, Reece Styche and Alex Henshall.

Elliott played against Quakers at Blackwell Meadows in April when the teams drew 0-0, and also in January 2016, when Darlington lost 2-1 thanks to a last-minute goal by Nicholson. Styche also played that day, winning a penalty.

Meanwhile, James Caton is on the verge of completing a loan move away from the club. He is due to join a club closer to his Liverpool base.