Darlington have completed the signing of David Ferguson from Ebac Northern League champions Shildon.
During his time in Sunderland’s U21s he spent a short spell on loan at Boston United, before signing an eighteen-month deal with Blackpool in January 2015.
He captained the Seasiders on a number of occasions before being released at the end of last season.
Northern League champions Shildon signed the defender, as they looked to retain their league title.
However he is now stepping up to the National League North with Darlington, as they look to continue their play-off push.
Ferguson began his career with the Quakers early 2012, making six League appearances in 2012.