Darlington may have won a seven-goal thriller on Tuesday, but manager Mark Cooper remains wary of predicting that Quakers' troubles are behind them.

Too often this season his side have enjoyed a good result, only to follow it with a defeat.

But with two home games in quick succession, Kidderminster on Saturday followed by Barrow on Tuesday, Cooper wants to see Darlington put together a run of form on the back of Tuesday's morale-boosting 4-3 win at Stockport.

"I was happy with the three points on Tuesday, but I'm also wary of what could be around the corner," he said. "Until we go and get three or four wins then I won't rest easy.

"The start to the season has been horrible, but let's hope that's a line drawn in the sand and we go on from here."

Cooper had faced calls for him to go until last weekend when chairman Raj Singh made a strongly-worded statement backing the manager.

Quakers lie 14th and Cooper admits that the poor start to the season has been a difficult period, but he expects to come through it having improved as a manager.

He said: "Never in my comparatively short managerial career been through anything like this.

"I don't really know how to explain it. It's been difficult, we've had loads of stick.

"Peterborough was different because I wasn't really expected to get results because the players were, without being disrespectful, on peanuts compared to other Championship clubs. Any good result you got felt like you'd swam the channel.

"I knew when I went there how it was going to end, but here I expected this season to go a lot better as I'm sure everybody else did.

"What this does is builds your character and I'm sure I'll be a better manager for it and when we come through this hopefully the chairman will have been vindicated for what he's done."