WARRINGTON Town have the chance to put their FA Trophy exit immediately behind them this evening as they return to league action.

Mark Beesley and his players head to the north east as they travel to Darlington looking to tick off another milestone.

Victory tonight would make it three National League North victories in a row for the very first time and four games unbeaten away from home.

First and foremost, however, Beesley wants to see a reaction following Saturday’s disappointing 3-1 defeat to Blyth Spartans at Cantilever Park which saw them exit the Trophy at the first hurdle.

“There’s a lot that happened in that game that we’re not happy with. We need to address it and get better at it,” he said.

“It’s always going to be tough for us with 14 players – probably 13 now having picked up another injury but we’ll have to see how we are.

“We can address Saturday quickly and get back to league action.

“We need to get a reaction similar to the last time we lost, and we haven’t lost too many in the league of late.”

The fresh injury Beesley refers to is striker Jordan Buckley, whose first start of the season on Saturday lasted just 35 minutes after he limped off with a groin injury that looks set to keep him out of tonight’s game.

Veteran centre-half Peter Clarke and midfielder Jay Harris also have groin problems, although the former is expected back relatively quickly.

Harris, defender Evan Gumbs (hernia) and midfielder Matty McDonald (knee) remain long-term absentees.

Tonight’s opponents currently sit in the relegation zone but their last game at Blackwell Meadows saw them pick up their first home league win of the campaign by beating Chester 3-2.

Since then, however, they have lost twice away from home conceding 10 goals in the process, including an 8-0 thrashing at Chorley last week.