Darlington assistant manager Darren Holloway says he wants the same again from


when Hereford visit Blackwell Meadows this afternoon.

Holloway stepped up to take charge of the team last Saturday, less than 24 hours after manager Alun Armstrong was admitted to hospital for an emergency hernia operation, and he was rewarded with a 3-0 win over AFC Telford United.

Armstrong hopes to be back on the training ground next week – although the pair have spoken plenty this week.

“Last week’s 3-0 win was a good confidence boost for everybody, and there was a good performance to go with it,” said Holloway.

“We’re capable of replicating that form. I told the players straight after last week’s game that the standard has now been set.

“But in truth, we’re up against a team that is better than Telford, so this game will be more challenging for our players. However, we’re not in football for an easy ride, so the lads should hopefully just attack them, and get the same result as last Saturday.”

Luke Charman has now scored six league goals this season, and Holloway added: “Luke has hit a bit of form recently. We’ve moved him around a little bit recently, and he’s done a really good job out wide.

“His work rate is better than what it was, and he’s more consistent now.

“The group as a whole has been very good, which in turn helps individuals.”

New signing Danny Ellis stood out at the back and helped to achieve Darlington’s first clean sheet.

Hereford have had a mixed start. They are one place below Quakers in 16th and have collected five of their six points away from home.

Holloway added: “Hereford are a good side. They beat York away from home in their last league match and won away in the FA Cup. They are a different proposition to what Telford were, but there are only seven league games played, and I think league positions don’t mean a great deal at this stage of the season, so we have to go into the game with the right mindset and attitude.”

Quakers were due to be out of action next Saturday as they have been knocked out of the FA Cup, but they have instead agreed to play at Chorley. The fixture was scheduled for December 4.