DRAWING a line under two deeply disappointing displays is Alun Armstrong’s aim this weekend when Darlington go to Kidderminster Harriers.

His team have lost back-to-back Saturday matches 3-0 against both Chester and Guiseley, dropping to tenth in the process, so travel to Aggborough looking to make amends.

“We’ve got to and get a result on Saturday and stop this blip. We need to get some confidence back, if we get a draw great but we’re aiming for a win,” said the manager, who will restore striker Adam Campbell to the starting XI.

“I had a chat with the players on Tuesday, told them that the last two games are gone now and all we can do is make sure we don’t perform like that again.

“I told them I wanted high energy in training and to work their socks off.”

In response to the previous week’s defeat to Chester, Armstrong made four changes to the starting XI against Guiseley, but he says the substandard showing owed more to his players’ mentality.

He said: “You can look at team selection, but it doesn’t matter who I put in there because everyone is as good as each other in this team.

“The formation, we’ve played that all season and that wasn’t the problem on Saturday, it just boiled down to them wanting it more than us, that’s the bottom line.

“We knew it was going to be a tight game for the first hour, and it was. The ref killed it by giving that penalty, which I still cannot believe.

“The plan was to bring Thommo and Cams on when the defence was tired – Cams usually works his socks off and then comes off for the last 20 – so I wanted to keep him fresh, but the referee put paid to that with the penalty decision.”

While Michael Liddle is “ahead of schedule”, says Armstrong, the left-back is not ready to return from his hamstring injury, while striker Gary Martin is nursing a slight calf issue.