DARLINGTON are on the road this evening to face winless Southport but assistant manager Darren Holloway has warned the players to be wary of an upset.

While Southport haven’t won a National League North game this season, they did enjoy an FA Cup run earlier in the season reaching the fourth qualifying round where they eventually lost to Altrincham.

Meanwhile, Darlington have turned a corner this season and have lost just one of their last four league games.

Holloway has been quick to remind the players that there are still plenty of games to play with just a quarter of the season gone for the Quakers.

“It’s still relatively early in terms of how many games we’ve played” Holloway said.

“The teams that are where they are at now probably won’t be there at the end of the season.

“We’ve just got to go with the right mindset that it’s going to be a tough game.

“If we get in that mindset and make sure we are at the races and everyone is at it, then I think we’ll get a positive result.

“That’s got to be our mentality going into the game regardless of how they’ve been results wise, we’ve just got to go in with the right mindset to pick up three points.

“We’re a different proposition to what we were at the start of the season. I think that’s the most pleasing thing for us as management team and coaching staff.”

A win for the Quakers this evening could lift them up to ninth in the table.