Offiong returns

Last updated : 29 January 2003 By Martyn Elliott

"It's been a good experience for Richard and I'm sure he'll go on to do very well," Tait told the Northern Echo.

"He's a great young lad and it's been nice having him with us. It's all been a bit different for him but I think he's done well.

"He's only young and still has a lot to learn but I can see him doing well for himself."

Tait had earlier complained that Offiong’s performances had dropped off during his second month at Darlo, despite the fact that he scored four goals in nine appearances.

I’m sure Offiong won’t be too upset by the news, as he has the England Under-20 international against Germany to look forward to in February and hopefully the World Under-20 championship in March.