After good form and signs of resiliency from Alfreton, there is no objection to why Alfreton can’t up their status from mid-table side to possible play-off contenders.
There is now a steely look to Alfreton after they got a point against top of the table Wrexham, but you see consistently from teams in the top 8 that when a game is going into a stale-mate there is always a player on their side who wants the ball, who’s good with it and most importantly can be the difference between the two sides.
Looking at the top teams Luton have Andre Gray, who gained many plaudits from pundits, Mansfield have Matt Green, Macclesfield have Barnes-Homer and Kidderminster have Anthony Malbon, this asks the question whether Alfreton have a player of this calibre who can perform on a consistent basis and more importantly in those dying last minutes when the score isn’t in your favour.
Where would Nicky Law find a player like this? Does he not already posses one? Possibly, as we have yet to witness Sam Boden fully, Clayton isn’t consistent enough and I feel Dan Bradley will show his potential soon. The places I think that players could be found to your amazement will be the Blue Square Premier South & North, as this would suit transfer fee, wages and the player won’t have a problem moving up a division.
A few players who have shown quality above their division are Ollie Palmer from Havant & Waterlooville who has notched up 18 goals and been the spear-head of their promotion attack; he has been prolific all over the pitch scoring many from inside and out the box.
Jamie Slabber, former Tottenham Hotspur youth player has got 12 well taken goals but he has got a few assists and can pick out a pass, Jamie White from Salisbury has got `18 goals also and was a very highly rated prospect from Southampton before a cruciate injury cut his time there short, he is a typical poacher.
Finally Ross Laffayette who’s blistering pace has helped him get 14 goals and give full-backs and centre-backs alike nightmares.
So whether we shall see any of the players above in a Alfreton shirt, time will tell, for now the current squad all should have a point to prove.