DARLINGTON are still searching for their first home win of the season and having suffered a chastening defeat last weekend will make changes for Saturday's game with Altrincham.

Tommy Wright will recall Ben O’Hanlon, the left-back having been a substitute last Saturday when Quakers lost 5-2 at Kidderminster Harriers.

It was 0-0 when Joe Wheatley was sent off after 17 minutes, the dismissal having a major impact on the game, though Kidderminster had already asserted their authority on a match they went on to win comfortably.

By half-time, when it was 2-0 to Kidderminster, Wright withdrew centre-back Dom Collins, and he will not be in the starting line-up at Blackwell Meadows.

“Dom didn’t do himself any favours, but that’s football, everyone has a bad day at the office, it happens,” said Wright, who will pair Jonny Burn and Terry Galbraith at the heart of defence.

“It is no secret how highly I rate Ben, and everyone at the club from boardroom level down to the fans, everyone rates Ben. If you picked our best XI you would put him at left-back.

“He’ll be back in the team, there’s no point beating around the bush.”

It will be the first time Burn and Galbraith have started a competitive game as a pairing, the latter having been at left-back for the two league matches in which they have both been in the starting line-up.

Wright added: “It is a pairing that hasn’t had much game time, but it’s the same defensive unit as last season but with Jonny instead of Josh Heaton.

“Burn and Galbraith deserve an opportunity and it’s up to them to hold on to them shirts.

“Terry gives u great balance on that side of the pitch, he was great last year, very consistent and he’s carried that on.

“He will be keen to keep his place and will want any combination to work.”

Replacing Wheatley will be Wright’s other decision, with Liam Hughes, Dave Syers and Jordan Nicholson all in contention.

Hughes came off the bench soon after Wheatley’s dismissal, Nicholson scored as a substitute while Syers is yet to start this season.

Wright added: “The shape won’t change for the weekend, but we have been working on things defensively.

“Jordan Nicholson came on and scored, and we’ve got Hughes and Syers, we’ve got options.

“Hughes has come out of the team, Syers and Nicholson have been out too, these lads want them shirts and that message will keep getting sent around the changing room.”