DARLINGTON will be searching for their first clean sheet in 15 games when York City visit Blackwell Meadows tomorrow.

The Quakers are yet to manage a shut-out during ex-Nuneaton boss Tommy Wright’s eight-game reign, with 20 goals having been conceded at a rate of 2.5 per match.

FC United of Manchester were the last team to be kept off the scoresheet by Darlington when current City chief Martin Gray masterminded a 3-0 home triumph on September 13 - a fortnight before making the switch to Bootham Crescent.

Ex-Leicester striker Wright, 33, has had a difficult start to his Blackwell Meadows tenure with a surprise 3-1 Boxing Day victory over Harrogate Town representing his sole success since making the switch from Nuneaton.

Darlington subsequently lost the return fixture at Harrogate 3-0 on New Year’s Day and Wright has, otherwise, tasted defeat in six fixtures and managed a 3-3 draw at Kidderminster.

The poor form has seen the County Durham outfit slip to a position just two points and two places above the relegation zone and, having won the first three games of the season under Gray, the club have only managed the same number of victories from their 22 fixtures since.

Darlington’s attacking threat has received a recent boost, though, with the addition of ex-Forest Green forward Reece Styche from Tamworth, where he had scored ten times this season, including a brace against the Minstermen.

Styche has already netted five in his four games for Wright, making him his new team’s joint-top scorer already with winger Josh Gillies.

Left-back David Ferguson, who joined City in October, is next on the list with four and only Ferriby (ten) and Chorley (26) have lower goals-for columns than Darlington’s 29.

Wright is set to make changes to his starting XI with Terry Galbraith returning at left-wing back for Leon Scott, who he replaced after the latter was held culpable for Harrogate’s opening goal on Monday.

But right-back Chris Hunter remains sidelined with an ankle problem that has kept him out since August and Luke Trotman continues to be doubtful due to hamstring trouble.

Ex-City midfielder Phil Turnbull is likely to face his old club, with no player having made more appearances this term for the hosts than the 23 he has racked up.