DARLINGTON’S next signing will get his first run-out for the club in tomorrow's home friendly with FC Halifax Town.

A teenage striker is arriving on loan from a Championship club, a player that will bring competition to the forward line as well as a different set of attributes to pacey and diminutive forward Adam Campbell.

Armstrong has wanted to bring the player in for several weeks, but has had to be patient as he was involved in his own club’s pre-season.

Quakers have now been given the go-ahead to take him on loan, he trained last night and will become Armstrong’s tenth signing.

Trialist Justin Donowa will also feature at Blackwell Meadows tomorrow, the Bermudan having shown flashes of his ability in Monday’s 4-1 win at Bishop Auckland.

Armstrong is looking forward to his players being challenged tomorrow against National League opposition, as he wants his team “to be tested, I want them to have problems to deal with, like we will have during the season”.

Cedwyn Scott remains hopeful of being offered a deal by Darlington, a 20-striker who played the first 45 minutes on Monday, while 17-year-old ex-Sunderland winger Lucas Bell continues to train with Quakers having chosen to leave the Black Cats last season.

Tomorrow’s game has been switched to Blackwell Meadows due to pitch problems at Halifax, and comes a fortnight before the season opener away to Farsley Celtic.

Farsley have also endured issues with their playing surface. Tuesday’s game against Rotherham United postponed an hour before kick-off with the League One club saying: “It became clear that the playing surface would pose a potential risk to players' safety and it is with regret that we made the decision to cancel the fixture.”

Farsley chairman Paul Barthorpe, however, has since said: “We played there last Saturday with no issues, and the feedback we received from the players was that it actually played well.

“Rotherham’s decision not to play on the pitch is of course their decision to make, and if that’s the course of action they chose to take then so-be-it, we respect their decision to do so.”

While Darlington’s first team are at Blackwell Meadows, tomorrow Quakers will also send a largely youthful XI to play at Richmond Town (2pm).

Jonny Burn and Mitchell Glover, who are both available for loan, will be in the squad for the match against the Wearside League club.