Morecambe boss Sammy McIlroy may welcome back striker Paul Mullin to the starting line-up for the home clash with Darlington.

Mullin played for the reserves at his former club Accrington in midweek as he recovers from a knee injury.

McIlroy has no new injury worries or suspensions, but Ian Craney, Henry McStay and Fraser McLachlan are still long-term absentees.

The Shrimps, who are aiming to bounce back from last weekend's defeat at Accrington, this week named their new #12million stadium development the Globe Arena.

The announcement comes after the club secured a five-year sponsorship deal with Globe Construction, the company responsible for building the new venue.

Morecambe will move from Christie Park to their new 6,000-capacity ground from next season.

Darlington boss Steve Staunton has no new injury of suspension concerns.

Midfielder Jeff Smith recovered from a dead leg to play 89 minutes of the 1-1 draw with Lincoln on Tuesday and is set to retain his place in the starting line-up.

Fellow midfielder Chris Lumsdon has returned to full training following a knee injury but is not yet to ready to first-team action and is unlikely to make the substitute's bench.

Defender Mark Bower (ankle) and striker Noel Whelan (hamstring) remain sidelined.

The Quakers remain 11 points adrift of safety but the draw with Lincoln made it two matches unbeaten and Staunton will be keen for his side to build on that run.

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