Sharp becomes Reds third addition

Sharp becomes Reds third addition

Saturday Jun 3, 2017

Alfreton Town are pleased to announce the signing of forward Chris Sharp from Bradford Park Avenue.

Chris has signed a one year deal with the Reds and becomes John McDermott’s third summer signing.

Chris, 30, is the son of former Everton and Scotland striker Graeme and has had spells with Northern Premier League side Marine, The New Saints, Telford and Colwyn Bay.

He started his career in Wales with Rhyl, before moving on to Bangor City where he scored 33 goals in 40 games. That form secured him a move to The New Saints, where he scored 22 goals in 29 appearances, winning the Welsh league title and appearing in the Champions League.

He moved on to Telford, scoring 15 goals in the team’s first season back in the Conference. Spells at Lincoln City, Hereford United and Stockport County followed before he joined Colwyn Bay in the summer of 2015. Chris then switched to Marine in December 2015 before joining Bradford PA.

Sharp was the only ever-present for Avenue in league matches last season as he made 25 starts and 17 substitute appearances, netting five goals. The hard-working attacker has only missed one game across all competitions; his five goals put him as the joint second-highest scorer for Bradford this season.

Reds Boss John McDermott was delighted to secure Sharp’s services when he spoke to PO Amar Sharma:

“I’m delighted we have secured Chris Sharp for the upcoming season, he is a strong player, clever and works his socks off on the pitch. He can score goals too which is ultimately what we are after.”

“He holds the ball up well and players can play off him, he isn’t just a target man but he can play on the ground too, it’s a great signing once again for us. It’s a big boost for the team and the strike partners also, his work rate is excellent and he has goals in him across his career.”

“I spoke to Chris and told him how we wanted to play and what we want to do and within five minutes he wanted to come to us. It was a breath of fresh air to speak to a player who didn’t care about money but simply wanted to come to Alfreton because they know about the football we want to play, he wants to be here and play good football.”

“It’s another excellent signing for us and we are starting to build the squad very strongly now, I’m excited keep securing players and shape the squad to be very competitive in the league and to challenge. I know the fans are ecstatic with our signings and it’s important that we create a buzz amongst our supporters and I know we are doing that.”

 
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