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Hope for Darlington rescuers

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The Darlington Football Club Rescue Group are hopeful a potential rescuer may join forces with them. A proposal to keep the club afloat at least until the end of January whilst a firmer deal can be tabled will be put to administrators on Monday.

The potential group, who exclusively revealed their interest in saving the club to a local paper, has also put a proposal to administrators to extend the deadline to the end of the month.

Joint administrator Harvey Madden said a decision will be made by Monday as to whether the administration period can be extended to allow January’s two home games - against Fleetwood on Saturday week and York City on January 28 - to go ahead.

Revenue from these games could help keep the club alive while further efforts are made to bring it out of administration - especially as some season ticket holders are willing to pay on the day.

If a plan is tabled in the next few days an extension until the end of January looks assured - but without further proposals the outcome is still bleak.

Meanwhile, Mark Meynell of the Darlington Football Club Rescue Group commenting on Middlesboro' gesture of allowing a bucket collection before saturday's game with Burnley said: “It’s a fantastic gesture from Boro. We are very grateful.”

The Supporters’ club raised over £1,000 in last Saturday’s game at Barrow, and added to the sum by collecting at last night’s Northern League game between Newton Aycliffe and Shildon.



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