Quakers sign another striker
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Darlington have signed striker Michael Symes on a month's loan from Bradford City.Darlington have signed striker Michael Symes on a month's loan from League One club Bradford City.
The move comes after The Bantams signed Wigan Athletic hit-man Neil Roberts on loan on Friday.
Valley Parade boss Colin Todd was keen to let the former Everton marksman head to the North East and gain some first team experience with The Quakers after signing in the summer from The Toffees.
"It was always the intention of sending a player out on loan to keep us within the limit applied to clubs in administration," Todd told the club's official website.
"I did not want to renege on the deal with Darlington.
"Michael was certainly not going to be in my starting line-up against Bristol City and I felt it important to let him go out to get some first team experience."
Another player to sign with The Quakers is US youth international Adolfo Gregorio, who joins the club on a three-month deal.
Darlington were forced to retract an earlier statement in the week that the American had signed, but the club have confirmed his arrival on Friday.
Meanwhile, The Quakers could add a third signing in trialist striker Levent Yalcin from Conference club York City, but Minstermen boss Chris Brass has stressed he not would allow the Turkish youth international to leave Bootham Crescent permanently.
With Darlington defender David McGurk joining York on loan this week, Brass knows he may have to return the favour and loan teenager Yalcin to David Hodgson's side.
"There's no way I want Lev to leave this club permanently unless we were made an offer we could not refuse," Brass told the York Evening Press.
"He was reluctantly brought into the equation as part of David McGurk's loan deal because David Hodgson is doing us a favour with his wages.
"I've called a lot of favours in recently and, at some stage, you have to return them.
"It's still a possibility but Lev is aware of the reasons that he might go to Darlington and understands them."