Darlington chief executive officer David Johnston has released a statement regarding midfielder Liam Hughes.
The statement, posted on the club’s website, reads as follows:
“Liam has been suffering from significant personal problems for some time and as a result, is now receiving professional help. The club is fully supportive of Liam and we wish him well as he goes through the recovery process.
“Consequently, he will not be available for selection for a number of weeks but Liam wanted to let our fans know the reason behind his absence. Despite his current problems, he has managed to deliver some outstanding performances for the club and I would be grateful if you could support and respect Liam as he takes these steps along the road to recovery.”