CAN I say how pleased and excited I am with the appointment of Alun Armstrong as Darlington FC manager. He is highly ambitious and has an excellent proven record at this level.

I now hope the people of Darlington and the local area will come out and get behind the team and the club and help push the club onto the next level. Season tickets and “boost the budget” are available – let’s get the town behind the club.

David Reynolds, Easingwold, North Yorkshire