DARLINGTON'S opening pre-season game will take them to Tadcaster Albion on Tuesday, July 13 (7.30pm).

The game, which was agreed as part of the deal that took Erico Sousa to Blackwell Meadows last season, will see Alun Armstrong’s side begin their preparations for the National League North campaign.

Darlington have also confirmed pre-season home games against Newcastle United Under-23s (July 24) and Harrogate Town (July 27) as well as a trip to Northallerton Town (July 20).