Darlington have re-signed Adam Rundle after the midfielder negotiated his release from previous club Morecambe.
The 26-year-old has signed a one-year deal with the club where he began his career.
"Adam has taken a significant cut in wages to sign for us," Darlington manager Mark Cooper told the club's offical website.
"That tells me that he was desperate to sign for us, and that's the kind of player I want at this club."
Rundle, who had a three-month loan spell at Gateshead last season, was half-way through a two-year contract with the Shrimps.