DARLINGTON Football Club is facing a third spell of administration in nine years, reports emerging from the club this afternoon suggest.

Sources claim the club will be put into administration today by chairman Raj Singh.

It is understood the players will not be paid tomorrow when their monthly wages are due. They have been told to prepare for administration.

Players have reacted on Twitter.

Jamie Chandler tweeted: "Why man!? Did we really deserve this? One month was all we needed... Oh dear."

Aaron Brown said: "Bad News but predictable..."

Adam Rundle simply put: "Gutted."

John McReady, who was with the club when it went into administration in 2009, said: "Only 19 and already experienced admin twice. To say I'm gutted is an understatement."

Club chairman Raj Singh who took over following the previous spell in administration has been in talks this afternoon following his return to the country late last night.

A statement made by the club this evening said: "Chairman Raj Singh has today returned from abroad and is currently assessing the club’s position with his advisors. A further announcement will be made next week."

It added Sunday's game with Gateshead would go ahead as planned.

More to follow as story develops