Darlington administrators reject Liam Hatch bid from Gateshead

Liam Hatch
Hatch has scored three goals in 21 games this season

Darlington's administrators have rejected a bid from Blue Square Bet Premier rivals Gateshead to sign striker Liam Hatch.

Hatch, 29, remains with the Quakers despite the club being placed in administration, and is free to feature at Barrow on Saturday.

The former Peterborough United player has scored three goal in 21 appearances this season.

Ian Bogie is keen to sign a striker following Gary Mulligan's departure.

Injuries to the Quakers side under Mark Cooper, and subsequently Craig Liddle have seen Hatch operate in a number of roles during the current campaign, including centre-half.