Former Darlington star Marco Gabbiadini admitted the current plight of the club saddens him.
The Quakers saw the deadline for offers from a prospective buyer pass this week and administrator David Clark claimed the situation was "very serious and worrying". Manager Dave Penney has already left the club and it was announced on Thursday that his assistant Martin Gray was among 10 redundancies carried out.
Gabbiadini, who scored 50 goals in two seasons with the Quakers, said: "It's disappointing and you have to feel sorry for the staff and players. It's a shame with the facilities they have and the crowds we were getting a few years ago of seven or eight thousand."
He added: "They were in a really strong position and I was hoping it was going to be their year when they finally got out of this division."
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