A totally trusted and highly valued assistant to manager Nicky Law, Russ O'Neill is held in very high esteem and is now in his tenth campaign wih the Reds.
He has an infectious enthusiasm for the game and a hugely expansive knowledge if the non-league scene at all levels.
He arrived at the Impact Arena along with Nicky Law in May 2007, having part of the siccessful management team at Buxton FC for two seasons.
As a midfield player, he began under Howard Kendall at Everton, where he spent four years, before having trials at Sheffield United and Leeds United. A knee injury ended his professional aspirations and after a short spell with Sheffield FC, he turned to management in Sunday League football. He was asked by Nicky Law, to join him at Buxton FC and then on to Alfreton where his vast array of contacts in the non-league game have come to the fore, with him being responsible for several signings since he joined the club