DARLINGTON have made Sam Muggleton their second signing of the day, the former York City left-back arriving on loan for a month.

He joins from Chesterfield, the club he joined last summer after leaving York.

The 23-year-old goes straight into the squad to face Blyth Spartans tomorrow at Croft Park, as does striker Wilson Kneeshaw whose arrival was announced earlier today.

“He covers two bases for us as he can left-back and left-midfield, he gives us a nice alternative,” said Quakers manager Tommy Wright.

“He’s been on the radar a while. When he was at York last year he was available on loan but we had just signed Ben O’Hanlon.

“I’ve known his dad, Carl, for years since playing against him so I’ve known about Sam for a long time and we were tempted to sign him in the summer.

“But then Martin Allen got the Chesterfield job and snapped him up. Allen also signed him at Eastleigh and Barnet, so he played in the Football League for him.”

Muggleton, who has also played for Gillingham, Boston United and Scarborough, is known for possessing a long throw-in, something that Wright feels could be a useful weapon.

Wright added: “He’s got a ridiculously long throw. It’s like Rory Delap’s.

“With us having Liam Hughes back and Simon Ainge, and if we’re struggling to break teams down, we can use it as a weapon.

“It will give us another dimension. We know we can play really good football.

“We’ve got the bodies to, if we want to, play ugly and be resilient, and Sam gives us an alternative.”