DAVE SYERS has left Darlington to join Farsley Celtic and Dom Collins has been released.

Syers has not been a regular in Tommy Wright’s team this season, making nine appearances as a substitute.

For a while Farsley had been interested in signing the experienced attacking midfielder, who joins a club that is fourth in the Northern Premier League.

His exit comes six weeks after striker Reece Styche was sold to Alfreton, and it is understood financial pressures are a factor in Syers’ move.

Formerly with Doncaster Rovers and Scunthorpe United, Syers was the eldest player in Darlington’s squad.

Signed by Martin Gray just over two years ago, he made 81 appearances for Darlington, scoring 18 goals.

Having been on the bench more often than not this season, the 31-year-old returned to favour of late by starting the most recent two games, at home to Hereford when he scored, and against AFC Telford United.

But Syers, who lives near Wetherby, has now teamed up with fellow former Quaker Nathan Cartman at Farsley.

Wright has this week been trying to sign some young players on loan in time to play in tomorrow’s game at Chester, but the moves have been shelved for the time being.

Meanwhile, Collins has left the club too.

The defender fell out of favour following an altercation with Wright early this season, and he has agreed a settlement on his contract that was due to expire at the end of the season.

Collins said: “Sometimes thing don't work out the way you hoped because they're out of your control. But I will be back.

"All the best to Darlington FC, met some fantastic people. Hopefully results start to improve."