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Donawa will not go cheap, says Armstrong

Alun Armstrong, the Darlington manager, says the club “would not stand in the way” if a Football League club offered a bid for forward Justin Donawa.

The Bermudian has established himself in Armstrong's squad with nine goals this season and is believed to have caught the eye of clubs higher in the English football pyramid.

However, Armstrong has insists that Donawa will “not go cheap” should the 23-year-old choose to leave Darlington.

“He's got something you cannot teach and that's pace,” Armstrong told The Northern Echo. “He's scoring goals and he's got massive potential.

“There's not many people like him, he's a sheer athlete and if you had time to work with him it would be a no-brainer to sign him.

“But he'll not go cheap. If a Football League club comes calling we would not stand in his way, but it's got to be the right deal for the club as well.

“If I was a league manager, I would be looking at him. He's raw, the athleticism that he has, his leap, he's someone you could work with four or five times a week.

“He's so powerful off the mark he there's before you know it. He's got the ability to do that, to get in front of people, and that's something you cannot teach.”

Donawa is under contract for the remainder of this season with Darlington having an option to extend his deal for a further year.

The former Somerset Trojans player signed for the club at the start of the season after trials last summer.

Donawa made his debut for the club a month later in a 3-1 loss away to Farsley Celtic in their Vanarama National League North season opener.

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Published January 30, 2020 at 6:03 pm (Updated January 30, 2020 at 6:03 pm)

Donawa will not go cheap, says Armstrong

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