CHAIRMAN EXPLAINS BLANK TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY
Wednesday Feb 1, 2012
Alfreton Town saw the January transfer deadline window pass them by as they were left frustrated in their attempts to add further players to the squad.
Chairman Wayne Bradley explained: "We have been left frustrated in the transfer market this time. We have made bids for as many as six players, some of whom are out of contract in summer. Some are in the Football League, some in Conference Premier, Conference North and even Evo-Stik Premier Division.
"But we have come up against some crazy wage demands from the players, higher valuation of the player by the parent club or a general combination of factors which means we have missed out.
"It was certainly not for the lack of trying and we were actively trying to add to our squad right up to the deadline.
"It does not make us the paupers of the division, but there are some crazy, crazy wage demands being asked - and being met elsewhere.
"If I am honest though, we have also probably spent more time fending off bids and interest in our own players. Only time will tell, but I still believe we have a strong enough and good enough squad to keep us in the Blue Square Bet Premier Division."
It has not been a totally barren January as Reds boss Nicky Law has brought in experienced defenders Adam Quinn and Darran Kempson, who made his debut at Luton Town last Saturday, extended goalkeeper Joe Day's loan spell to the end of the season and brought in striker Louis Moult despite big interest from other clubs.
Bradley ended: "We were delighted to land Darran Kempson. He has been a long-term target of ours, even before we signed Adam Quinn."