Loan pair set to start
Sunderland loan pair Jamie Chandler and David Dowson are expected to make their first league starts for Darlington in their opening home game against Bury. Midfielder Chandler and striker Dowson, who arrived at the Darlington Arena last week, were both second-half substitutes in the opening-day defeat at Aldershot, but started against Leeds in Monday night's Carling Cup clash and made telling contributions. If manager Colin Todd opts for Dowson up front alongside Lee Thorpe, player/coach Dean Windass will start on the substitutes' bench again, while teenager Curtis Main, a second-half substitute against Leeds, provides the Quakers management duo with a further option up front. Todd has no new injury or suspension worries as his side look to register their first points of the season following successive defeats.
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