Wednesday Jul 3, 2013


This Saturday, Alfreton Town begin their pre-season friendlies campaign with a tough, yet very tasty-looking home clash against Championship side Birmingham City at the Impact Arena.

Reds boss Nicky Law is expecting a difficult game with it coming after just four training sessions for his side.

"We are obviously delighted to welcome Lee Clark's first team to our home. It is a first pre-season outing for both clubs and hopefully there will be a good crowd with plenty of Blues supporters wanting to come and see their new signings as well.

"Results are important, but after just four training sessions, they will obviously be fitter and keep the ball longer and it will be a tough game for us.

"We have to get out of it what we want to. We are looking at a new group of players, how they get on together, find formations, and trial, but for the best part of this first game, it is looking for fitness levels.

"It is going to be tough for some of our lads because they are not going to have the match fitness  and some of them will only get 45 or 60 minutes under their belts but we will ease them in like that.

"We have only 14 players signed so far, but will have four or five trialists as well which will help us get our way through the game" ended Law.

Game segregated

The Birmingham City game kicks-off at 3pm and the fixture will see segregation in place. Blues fans should access the Impact Arena via the Alma Street away turnstiles only and Alfreton fans should use the North Street turnstiles.

Admission for the game, as with all home pre-season friendlies this summer, is just£10 for adults and £5 for concessions - under-16 and over-65s.

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