FORMER Everton schoolboy Nick Chadwick has been thrust straight into the Darlington line-up against Hamilton tonight.

Chadwick, 26, is on trial at The Northern Echo Darlington Arena after being released by Hereford at the end of last season and has been named alongside Lee Thorpe in attack.

And Chadwick, who spent three years at Plymouth after a £250,000 from Everton in 2005, has been included in the Quakers team alongside another new face, Mark Bower.

Bower, a centre-back by trade released by Bradford, has been introduced at left-back, with Craig James not even included on the bench.

Neither has Ben Starosta, whose right-back berth has been again handed to Paul Arnison, who starts his second game on trial for the club.

DARLINGTON (4-4-2): Knight; Arnison, Plummer, Miller, Bower; Convery, Lumsdon, G Smith, J Smith; Chadwick, Thorpe. Subs (not used): Windass, Liversedge, Williams, Lamplough, Groves, Riley.

HAMILTON (4-4-2): Cerny; Kerkar, Canning, McLoughlin, Rubiales; Lopex, McArthur, Mensing, Zabbuob; Ribeiro, Neil. Subs (not used): Andrews, McQueen, Louhongon, Corcoran, Offiong, Mills, Atkins, Evans, Murdoch.