Alfreton Town land striker on loan

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ALFRETON Town manager Nicky Law has signed striker James Ellison on an initial one month’s loan from npower League Two side Burton Albion.

Ellison, 19, is a product of Liverpool FC’s Academy having joined the Merseysiders as an eight-year-old in 2000. He signed his first professional contract at the age of 17 at the end of his first year with the Reds’ Academy but unfortunately injury kept him out of the FA Youth Cup final in 2008.

He joined the Brewers on a two-year deal in the summer of 2010 after negotiating his release from Anfield by mutual consent due to fierce competition for places.

James had loan spells at both Stafford Rangers and Hednesford Town during the 2010/11 season.

He made three appearances in the Brewers’ first team as a substitute last season and netted both goals for Albion’s reserve side on Wednesday in a 4-2 home defeat by Nottingham Forest.

He has been described as a good finisher with an excellent eye for goal.

Ellison will wear squad number 22 at Alfreton and he will goes straight into the squad for Saturday’s Blue Square Bet Premier Division home game with high-flying Wrexham (3pm).