While the rest of the Darlington squad travel south to savour the delights of Chester this weekend, one Quakers player will be sunning himself in South Africa.

As Chester host the north east club in a National League North clash on Saturday, defender Luke Trotman will be among the romantic hopefuls taking part in ITV’s hugely popular Love Island series.

Voted Darlington’s player of the season in 2018-19, Trotman is currently sidelined with an Achilles tendon injury and has been given permission by his club to participate in the show.

A statement published via the club’s website, said: “The possibility of Luke appearing on Love Island was discussed by Luke and club representatives, and he is doing rehab on the island under physio instruction.

“He has also had a gym access and a programme to continue rehab. We would like to wish Luke the best of luck in his adventure.”

King’s Lynn Town will look to maintain their four-point advantage at the national League North summit with victory at Blyth Spartans on Saturday.

The Norfolk club have enjoyed a superb season since their promotion last term and are the division’s top scorers.

And manager Ian Culverhouse has boosted his striking options further with the signing of Dayle Southwell.

The former Boston United frontman arrives at The Walks on a two-and-a-half year deal after being released by FC Halifax.

Southwell said: “It feels brilliant to be here. I’ve just been in with the manager and having spoken to several people around the club it seems like exciting times ahead.”

Second-placed York City will chase a return to winning ways at home to Kettering Town, while play-off hopefuls Brackley Town entertain Guiseley and fifth-placed Boston host Kidderminster Harriers.

Other fixtures: Alfreton Town v Gateshead; Altrincham v Bradford PA; Boston Utd v Kidderminster; Farsley Celtic v Telford Utd; Gloucester City v Southport; Hereford v Curzon Ashton; Spennymoor v Leamington.