Darlington's assistant manager Darren Holloway has extended his stay at the club for a third season after putting pen-to-paper on a new deal. 

The former Sunderland, Carlisle and Bradford defender has spent two years in the dugout with the Quakers alongside manager Alun Armstrong. 

The news follows a raft of contract extensions at the club as the squad takes shape for the 2021/22 National League North season.

Joe Wheatley, Luke Charman, Jarrett Rivers, Ben Hedley and Jamie Holmes have all extended their deals at Blackwell Meadows. 

A number of Quakers players have departed to sign for fellow National League North sides Blyth Spartans and Gateshead including Adam Campbell and Dan Maguire while veteran defender Nicky Hunt has been released. 

“I’m delighted to sign a new deal with the club, because there is a huge amount of potential” Holloway told the club website.

“Alun and I work very well together, we have an excellent understanding, and we believe that we will continue to bring much more success to the club.”

Meanwhile, the club's Boost The Budget campaign currently stands at over £62,000 as fans put their hands in their pockets ahead of the season start date on Saturday 14th August. 

Last season's campaign was declared null and void due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.