DANNY Rose has agreed terms on a permanent move to Darlington following his loan spell from National League side Grimsby Town.

The 31-year-old midfielder made 25 appearances since moving the Blackwell Meadows on a temporary move in October.

Rose came through the academy at Manchester United before playing for Northampton, Oxford United and Portsmouth throughout the course of his career.

Having spent the majority of his time in League One and League Two, Rose brings plenty of Football League experience to the Quakers.

He said: "I've enjoyed my football since coming back in October. I think you can see that there is signs of progression throughout the season. I think we know now what we need to add to the squad in terms of what is going to get us up to the upper echelons of the league. That's where we aspire to be. 

"We've just played the last game of the season against Kidderminster. That is just another reminder of what the level is expected if you want to be around it. We know what we need and I am excited to be a part of it."

The midfielder becomes the fourth playing to agree a new contract following in the footsteps of David Wheater, Tommy Taylor, Jake Lawlor and Ben Hedley.