Tommy Wright last night performed a remarkable u-turn by agreeing to become Darlington manager – three days after turning down the opportunity.

He yesterday resigned as boss of Nuneaton Town to take the reins at Blackwell Meadows, where he will be assisted by fellow former Quaker Alan White.

The pair were in the same Darlington team a decade ago and they have now reunited, ending Quakers’ search to replace Martin Gray, who resigned on October 1 to join York City.

Since then senior players Phil Turnbull and Gary Brown have been in temporary control and they will again pick the team for today’s home game against Bradford Park Avenue.

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