REDS SIGN THREE
Thursday Aug 9, 2012
TWO STRIKERS AND A MIDFIELD PLAYER JOIN
Alfreton Town have signed three players ahead of the big 2012/13 season kick-off at Stockport County on Saturday.
Manager Nicky Law has signed striker Tom Denton on a two-year contract following a very successful trial period with the club in pre-season.
Denton, 23, is a 6'7'' centre forward who has previously played with Mossley, Wakefield Emley and Huddersfield Town who signed him from Wakefield for a £60,000 fee in August 2008 after he had scored regularly.
Loan spells whilst with Huddersfield were spent at Woking, Cheltenham Town and Wakefield but he did not make the first team with the Terriers and was released in June 2010 and re-signed for Wakefield finishing as their top scorer in the 2010/11 season. Tom spent the second half of the 2011/12 campaign with Mossley, scoring 15 times for them.
The Reds have also signed vastly experienced and well-travelled forward Iyseden Christie ahead of the new campaign, again after a successful pre-season trial with the club.
Christie, now 35, was released by the Reds` league rivals Tamworth at the end of last season, having made 36 appearances in all, scoring 11 times.
He started his career with Coventry City, but made just one League appearances for the Sky Blues before embarking on spells with Mansfield Town, Leyton Orient, Kidderminster Harriers, Rochdale, Stevenage Borough, Torquay and more latterly Kettering Town, Farnborough, Coventry Sphinx, AFC Telford United and King's Lynn before signing for the Lambs.
Also added to Alfreton`s squad is 20-year-old midfielder Alastair Taylor, who was released by npower Championship side Barnsley at the end of last season.
Taylor graduated to the Barnsley first-team after being named Academy player of the year in 2009/10.
He made his senior debut in April 2010 in a 1–0 defeat by Queens Park Rangers at Oakwell and went on to make three more appearances before his release.
All three players are extended a very warm welcome to the Impact Arena.