DRAPER AIMING TO BE NUMBER ONE
Friday Jul 24, 2015
Alfreton Town’s new goalkeeper Nick Draper says he is looking forward to becoming a number one in his own right.
Draper, 21, has been back-up keeper at Lincoln City, Inverness Caledonian Thistle and last season at Grimsby Town.
However, after impressing in the recent trial game held at Shirebrook and then being invited to play in the pre-season games against Sheffield Wednesday and then Rotherham United, Draper took up the club’s offer of a one-year contract recently.
“I was really impressed with the trial game and thought I did well” said Nick.
“We then trained on the Thursday and I was impressed with the whole set up and thought if I can get myself in here it will be great, everything is well run and it is good to be looked after.
“Having been number two everywhere I have been so far, I am now seriously looking to make the number one position my own at Alfreton.
“That’s the plan and I just want to crack on and can’t wait for the season to start” ended Draper.
The 6’2’’ keeper was with Lincoln City’s youth set up from 16 to 18 and signed a pro contract for a season but got released at the end of that season and then signed for Scottish Premier Division side Inverness Caledonian Thistle for a season. After his release from there he joined home town club Grimsby Town in October 2014.