STAGS MISS OUT ON EXODUS GEOHAGON
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8:00am Tuesday 15th November 2011
By Craig Stoddart, Deputy Sports Editor
Darlington's long-term existence may remain in question, but their youth team ...
But Exodus Geohagon's proposed move to fellow Conference club Mansfield Town has been put on hold though, as Dagenham & Redbridge have have made their interest known and the defender would prefer a swift return to the Football League.
EXODUS GEOHAGON EXPECTED TO JOIN
Taylor joins Darlington exodus
Friday 11th November 2011, Northern Echo, By Craig Stoddart
Greg Taylor has become the latest player to leave Darlington after last night signing for Luton Town, and he will not be the last to exit The Northern Echo Arena.
Almost all of the players are considering their whether to stay at the club in response to chairman Raj Singh's cost-cutting exercise.
Frustrated that the team are in the bottom half of the division and out of the FA Cup already, despite the finances invested in the squad, Singh has made new wage proposals to the majority of the squad.
Players who do not accept the offer are free to leave and plenty are attracting interest elsewhere, including Exodus Geohagon who is expected to join Mansfield Town.
The defender was one of previous manager Mark Cooper's final signings having last month agreed a contract lasting until the end of the season.
But the Stags want him at Field Mill where he is likely to move on loan, due to the transfer window being closed, before making the move permanent in January.
Taylor's move to Luton will follow the same pattern with Quakers receiving an undisclosed fee in January when he signs an 18-month deal.
The utility player is the only player to start all 21 Darlington games this season, during which time he scored twice, in the away wins at Grimsby and Stockport.
Luton boss Gary Brabin said: "Greg is a real competitor, young, fit and has two great feet.
"His favoured position is left-back and we've brought him here to play there.
"He's versatile though and can play anywhere in defence. He actually played in centre-mid against us earlier this season and I thought he was their best player.
"He's a young lad who is ready for us now. I want to get good young players into the side that are capable of getting even better.
"He's been on my radar for a while now and that performance against us really stood out.
"I think he's really matured this season and it's great to have him on board.
"The icing on the cake is he's a Bedford lad, he's local and he knows how important Luton Town is to the local area."
Taylor follows John Campbell out of the club as the striker this week joined Bedlington Terriers, while Michael Brough has joined Guiseley.
Wage negotiations continue with the Darlington squad and, before their next fixture at Ebbsfleet a week tomorrow, more players are expected to leave.
Darlington do not have a game this weekend, due to their exit at the fourth preliminary round stage of the FA Cup, and neither do the youth team now as their FA Youth Cup has been postponed.
Shrewsbury Town were scheduled to visit The Northern Echo Arena, but say they cannot fulfil the fixture as a virus has swept the club.
It is the second successive week that the youth team have been without a game as their match with Hartlepool United last Saturday was called off due to a waterlogged pitch
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