Reds chief confident of staying in Premier

Wayne Bradley
Wayne Bradley

Alfreton Town chairman Wayne Bradley is in confident and positive mood as the Reds build towards a third consecutive season at Conference Premier Division level.

Manager Nicky Law has already brought in highly-rated former Grimsby Town right-back Bradley Wood and despite the club returning to part-time status, Reds supremo Bradley is firmly looking to build on last season’s excellent 13th placed finish in the division.

He also feels that if the majority of the club’s player targets are achieved, there will be an even better squad in place for the challenges of the new season.

“We will be making an as yet unnamed signing later this week, and possibly another one. We are busy and optimistic that the targets we have made will bear fruit and sign for us and potentially, some of the targets are better players than we had last season,” said Bradley.

“Our aim is to assemble a side that is better than that of last year and I believe we will achieve that as I feel the new players that will come into the club will improve us.”

Bradley feels the club are quietly getting on with their business and is not worried despite pre-season training getting under way in three weeks’ time.

He added: “We are optimistic, we are talking to a lot of targets and getting closer to the point where decisions are going to be made both ways.

“All the chat we are having is positive, negotiations are coming along and I am optimistic that some of the adventurous targets we are looking to land are being nurtured in our favour.

“We do not need to panic. We are keeping our powder dry but we are comfortable that there are players available who will improve us.

“We will also have a good look at several trialists and we will use pre-season for exactly what it is, for building and bonding for the new season.”