SUNDERLAND GOALKEEPER JOINS REDS ON LOAN
Monday Feb 25, 2013
Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law has brought in Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford on a month's loan to cover for the injured Phil Barnes.
Jordan initially joined the Black Cats Academy on a two-year scholarship in the summer of 2010.
He has played for Sunderland's reserves and has also represented England at the Under-17 World Cup in Mexico.
The highly-rated young keeper had a five month loan spell with Darlington last season and played against the Reds during Alfreton's 3-1 win over the Quakers in Derbyshire on February 18 last season.
He returned to the Stadium of Light and made his first-team debut as a substitute in a 3-2 friendly win over FC Groningen at the 2012 Peace Cup in South Korea.
Pickford, 18, will be at the Impact Arena until March 26th inclusive and will wear squad number 22.
He is expected to make his Reds debut in Tuesday night's Blue Square Bet Premier Division home game against Hyde FC.