Darlington manager Colin Todd has signed two Sunderland players on-loan on the eve of the new season.
Midfielder Jamie Chandler and striker David Dowson have both joined the Quakers for an initial 28 days and both go into the squad for Saturday's trip to Aldershot
"It's great that we've managed to bring Jamie and David in," said Todd. "We thought 28 days initially was fair to all parties. It enables us to have a look at them, and them to get a feel for us as well. If it works out then we might look to extend the deals.
"They both offer me good cover up front and in midfield and they both go into the squad for Saturday."