Winger Chris Moore has become Darlington's latest signing after arriving from Whitley Bay.

The 26-year-old trained this morning with Steve Staunton's side and will be part of the squad that travel to Northampton Town on Saturday.

He has been given squad number 9 vacated a fortnight ago by Lee Thorpe.

Newcastle-born Moore has starred in Whitley's run to the FA Vase semi-finals and by moving to Darlington he has opted out of the opportunity to play at Wembley for the second season running. He played at the national stadium last year when Bay won the Vase.

The winger's final game for Whitley was Tuesday's 3-1 win over Newcastle United reserves in the Northumberland Senior Cup semi-final.

He has signed a deal lasting until the end of next season and becomes the 23rd different player brought to the club by Staunton and the third plucked from the skilltrainingltd Northern League.

Already at The Northern Echo Arena are Nathan Mulligan and Gareth Waite who joined this season from Norton and Spennymoor respectively.