Offiong set for Quakers move

Last updated : 29 November 2002 By Martyn Elliott

The England Under-20 striker has scored 12 times in 12 games for the Under-19s Academy side this season, but Sir Bobby is keen for him to get some first team experience.

Darlington chairman George Reynolds said: "I've been talking to Freddy Shepherd about him and he said he's a big strong lad.

"Bobby Robson has been very, very good in letting him come to us because up to seven teams were after him on loan.

"It took a bit of persuasion to get him, because even though he is about fifth in line for a place at
Newcastle they didn't want him to go. But he is a good lad to have available for us.''

However Sir Bobby has re-emphasised that neither Carl Cort nor Michael Chopra will be allowed to leave on-loan, because of the hectic schedule ahead.

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