Darlington have signed striker Reece Styche from Vanarama National League North rivals Tamworth.
Twenty-eight-year-old Styche is currently the fourth highest scorer in the division with 10 goals to his name, and has plenty of National League experience.
After starting his career at Hednesford Town and then playing for Grantham Town, Coalville Town, Shepshed Dynamo and Chasetown, he established a prolific goalscoring reputation at Forest Green Rovers, for whom he scored 35 goals in 108 matches between 2010 and 2014.
He had a brief spell on loan at Wycombe Wanderers, before he moved to Kidderminster Harriers for two seasons.
He played for Macclesfield Town and Gateshead before having a loan spell at Nuneaton Town last season, when current Quakers` boss Tommy Wright was in charge, and joined Tamworth in the summer.
Wright told his club`s official website: “Reece is a perfect fit for this football club and is exactly what we want. Everything I think this club is about in terms of presence, desire and work rate is embodied by Reece. He will become a cult hero, and he is relishing the opportunity to play for the club.
“He has plenty of experience from higher divisions from earlier in his career, and his all-round game really excites me. I have known him for a long time, and I know that he will give 110 per cent for this club.”
Styche is expected to make his debut in Friday’s Buildbase FA Trophy Third Qualifying Round tie against Harrogate Town.
We have today completed the signing of striker Reece Styche from fellow Vanarama National League club Tamworth…. https://t.co/2jNUpvSZc1
— Darlington FC (@Official_Darlo) November 20, 2017