Darlington FC renamed Darlington 1883

Darlington 1883 adopted as new name Credit: ITV

The football club formerly known as Darlington FC will play next season as Darlington 1883.

The decision came after the new owner DFC 1883 failed in their appeal against the FA, who ruled they had to change the clubs name.

The club had originally planned to hold a poll to allow as many fans to put forward their opinion on the new name. But due to a last minute deadline the new name had to be submitted today (Monday).