Porter and Scott Sign

by Scott Thornberry - 21st June 2012

porter and scott sign

Darlington Football Club have signed two more players. Goalkeeper Chris Porter and Midfielder Leon Scott.

Goalkeeper Chris Porter rejoins the club after spending some time here back in 1999 and 2001.  Even back the Darlo Uncovered were readers were chipping in and helping the club out.  It was a strange time, we had just let Frank Van Der Geest leave the club and then typically our first choice keeper Andy Collett got injured and the manager at the time, Tommy Taylor, brought in Chris Porter.  But he was informed that funds were not available to pay Porters wages and Chris agreed to play for free.  We felt this was not the right thing to do and similar to the recent DUFF appeal, we asked for people to pledge a weekly amount to pay Chris Porter a wage.  Within a couple of hours we had around £200 a week pledged.  The manager was informed and delighted with the fans backing.  In the end the pledges were not needed as the club then decided money was available.