ALFRETON OLD BOYS LINK ENSURES TODD JORDAN SIGNING
Wednesday Jul 1, 2015
The Alfreton Town reputation came to the fore last week, enabling Todd Jordan to make an easy decision to join the Reds.
After being sounded out by Reds manager Nicky Law about a proposed move, Jordan, 23, took on board the advice of a few former Reds players but especially, striker Ben Tomlinson, a team mate at Lincoln City last season.
And although neither will now be with the Imps next season with Jordan moving to the Impact Arena on a one-year deal and Tomlinson moving to join Barnet in League Two after the Bees won promotion by winning last season’s Vanarama Conference Premier, it proved to be invaluable advice from ‘Tommo’ which enabled Alfreton to snap up a very highly regarded player.
“Ben told me that Alfreton is a good club run by good people and what it is like to play here” said Todd.
“He (Tomlinson) told me that it is a very well run club that gives young players a chance to get games and he also explained to me how the management help the younger players to develop and progress which is something I am obviously interested about in the long term.
“However, in the short term, I think that with the calibre of some of the players coming in and knowing one or two of the lads already at Alfreton from previous clubs (striker Joe Ironside at Sheffield United in particular), hopefully, there is a chance for the club to get back up a level from where they have just come from which is the obvious aim and I can’t wait to get started” ended Todd.
Jordan, who stands 6’3’’, joins Alfreton after making 46 appearances for Lincoln City and although he prefers a defensive midfield role, he can also play central midfield or in central defence.
Todd was with Sheffield Wednesday from the age of eight through to 14 before being released by the Owls and he then moved across the city to Sheffield United where he had six months.
He moved on to Staveley MW and progressed from the under-19s to the first team during a four-year stint at the Inkersall Road club. However, it was during a one-season spell at Parkgate that he was spotted by then Lincoln manager Gary Simpson who took him to Sincil Bank in January 2012 from where he progressed into a first team regular.