DARLINGTON manager Steve Watson is looking for the same again when his side head to Southport tonight.

Quakers won 1-0 in Watson’s first game in charge at King’s Lynn on Saturday to give themselves a much-needed lift, and they could do with a repeat performance at Southport, who are currently fifth bottom of the table, seven points ahead of them.

Quakers haven’t won back-to-back matches yet this season, and Watson said: “In our situation, we’re not bothered about who we play.

“We know that we need to keep clean sheets and be harder to play against. It was great to get three points from our first game, and since Saturday we’ve worked on how to beat Southport.

"Some of the lads who played last Saturday haven’t played for a while, there were some tired legs out there. The job is just starting.”

New defender Scott Barrow will have a fitness test, after he refused to come off with a knee injury at King’s Lynn.

“I’ve known Scott for such a long time, and I didn’t think that he would come off because he knew that we’d used three subs," said Watson. "We thought about putting Ben Liddle at full-back, but Scotty wouldn’t have that.

“He’s got really good quality in his left foot, his strike when he nearly scored in the first half proves what he’s all about.”

Quakers have decided not to renew the loan of midfielder Bradley Williams, who has returned to his parent club Harrogate Town.

Southport hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for Quakers, but tonight might be the ideal time to play them as the home side have only won three times at home all season.

Jim Bentley took over as manager during the summer, and they have failed to win any of their last six matches.