Reds make Tom Denton first signing of the summer

Reds make Tom Denton first signing of the summer

Thursday May 24, 2018

ATFC are delighted to announce the signing of striker Tom Denton from Halifax Town.

Tom joins the Reds on a one year deal and is Billy Heath’s first summer signing.

Denton’s career began playing for Wakefield FC when he was just 17 years old. He signed for Huddersfield town for £60,000 in 2008. Tom then had a series of loan moves, to Woking and Cheltenham Town as well as twice back to Wakefield, as he struggled to break into the Terriers’ first team squad.

Tom joins the Reds for his second spell with us after moving to the Impact Arena in 2012 before a loan move to Worksop Town was made permanent. Denton would then link up with Billy Heath at North Ferriby United in 2014; he won the FA Trophy with the Villagers in 2015 and scored 21 league goals in the Vanarama National League North during that campaign.

Denton then signed for Halifax Town in the summer of 2016, on a two-year contract for an undisclosed fee. He scored ten goals in 31 appearances last season in the National League for the Shaymen, before being released at the end of the season.

Billy spoke with Amar Sharma following the signing of Denton:

“I’ve had him at two different clubs and he has always done really well. He’s played a big part in the success at those clubs and is a huge player to bring in for us, it’s a great addition.”

“Tom is a proven goal-scorer and he has scored goals in both the National League North and the Premier, he can score goals at all levels and brings experience to the side.”

“He is a better player than people give credit for, his physical stature often means people think he’s the natural target man but Tom is brilliant with his feet, he has much more to his game than just heading the ball. He’s scored plenty with his feet and we are delighted to have him here at Alfreton.”

“The fans can expect goals; he’s a top striker, he holds it well and can be that target man. But he is also good in both boxes; he is great at defending set plays, corners. It’s a big asset for us and it’s a fantastic first signing.”

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